According to the Resolution of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, the year 2019 was named the Year of Stanisław Moniuszko. Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic joins the celebrations with a cycle of artistic and educational events popularising his oeuvre. We also invite you to visit the site dedicated to the celebration: Moniuszko200.

III–V 2019
Elementary schools in Podlaskie Voivodship

Educational workshop

“Ladies and Gentlemen, here’s Moniuszko”

5–31 V 2019
Whole month at 12:02 PM

A clock chime

Fragment of an aria from “The Haunted Manor” emited every noon right after the heynal from the city Ratusz’s bell tower. Organised in cooperation with the Białystok City Hall and the Podlasie Museum in Białystok.

4–5 V 2019

“The birthday of Moniuszko”—celebration of 200th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Moniuszko

4 V 2019
Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 18.00

“May you live two hundred years, Mr Moniuszko”—concert of the Song and Dance Ensemble “Kurpie Zielone”
5 V 2019
Opera’s green areas / Odeska 1 / 15.00–17:00

“Moniuszko in the Gardens”—outdoor concerts
5 V 2019
Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 18.00

“A romantic journey through the land of Stanisław Moniuszko’s music”—concert of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Armed Forces

10 V 2019
Concert Hall / Podleśna 2 / 19.00

Chamber concert

“Pawlik/Moniuszko—Polish jazz” (subscription concert)

7 VI 2019
Concert Hall / Podleśna 2 / 19.00

Chamber concert

“Mieć w miłości kraj ojczysty. Moniuszko’s lesson of patriotism” (subscription concert)

V–VI 2019
Odeska 1

Educational workshop

Poetic découpé “Halka”

13–14 VI 2019
Small Stage / Odeska 1 / 18:00

“Nie jestem głuchy na Moniuszkę” (I am not deaf to Moniuszko) project finale

Project of the Association for Helping the Hearing-Impaired “MIG-iem.” Realised from March to June 2019 in cooperation with Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic. It is a cycle of theatrical and musical workshops dedicated to people with hearing impairment, closed with a presentation of a theatrical performance June 13–14, 2019 at 18:00 at the Small Stage of Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic.

4 X 2019
Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 19:00

Stanisław Moniuszko—“Halka” (Vilnius version)—Białystok premiere

Libretto: Włodzimierz Wolski. Co-production: Great Theatre—National Opera in Warsaw, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin. Artists: Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk—conductor; Agnieszka Glińska—director; Monika Nyckowska—set designer; Weronika Pelczyńska—choreographer; Bartek Macias—videoprojections. Performing, among others, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, the choirists prepared by Violetta Bielecka.

X–XI 2019
Odeska 1

Lectures on “Halka”

Lectures dedicated to the youth and adults, preparing for the reception of the opera.

8 XI 2019
Concert Hall / Podleśna 2 / 19:00

Stanisław Moniuszko—“The Crimean Sonnets”

In programme: eight sonnets by Adam Mickiewicz to the music by Moniuszko. Performing: Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir under the baton of Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, the choirists prepared by Violetta Bielecka.

13 XII 2019
Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 19:00

“Great opera gala”—the most beautiful arias, duets and choirs from Stanisław Moniuszko’s operas

Performing: Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir under the baton of Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, the choirists prepared by Violetta Bielecka.

26 VI 2020
Main Stage / Odeska 1 / 19:00

Stanisław Moniuszko—“Widma” (Phantoms) cantata

Text: Part II of Adam Mickiewicz’s “Forefather’s Eve.” Co-production of Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic and Wierszalin Theatre in Supraśl. Director: Piotr Tomaszuk. Performing: Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir under the baton of Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, the choirists prepared by Violetta Bielecka.


 

We wholeheartedly invite you also to check out other events, that Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir takes part in!

5 I 2019
Great Theatre—National Opera in Warsaw

“Halka”—concert version in Italian

Inauguration of the Year of Moniuszko
Fabio Biondi—conductor
Europa Galante Orchestra
Tina Gorina—Halka
Monika Ledzion-Porczyńska—Zofia
Matheus Pompeu—Jontek
Robert Gierlach—Janusz
Rafał Siwek—Stolnik
Karol Kozłowski—Młodzieniec
Mateusz Stachura—Dziemba
Kiryll Lepay—Guest
Paweł Cichoński—Guest
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
Violetta Bielecka—choir’s preparation

12–16 VIII 2019
The International Music Festival “Chopin and his Europe” in Warsaw

“Flis”—opera in one act

12–15 VIII 2019—recording, 16 VIII 2019—concert
Organised by Fryderyk Chopin National Intitute as part of The International Music Festival “Chopin and his Europe” 2019.
Fabio Biondi—conductor
Europa Galante Orchestra
Krzysztof Baczyk—Antoni
Ewa Tracz—Zosia
Matheus Pompeo—Franek
Mariusz Godlewski—Jakub
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
Violetta Bielecka—choir’s preparation

25 VIII 2019
The International Music Festival “Chopin and his Europe” in Warsaw

“The Haunted Manor”—concert version

Organised by Fryderyk Chopin National Intitute as part of The International Music Festival “Chopin and his Europe” 2019.
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Grzegorz Nowak—conductor
Tomasz Konieczny—Miecznik
Edyta Piasecka—Hanna
Monika Ledzion-Porczyńska—Jadwiga
Karol Kozłowski—Damazy
Mariusz Godlewski—Zbigniew
Arnold Rutkowski—Stefan
Małgorzata Walewska—Cześnikowa
Marcin Bronikowski—Maciej
Rafał Siwek—Skołuba
Joanna Krasuska-Motulewicz—Marta
Paweł Cichoński—Grześ
Oksana Gołambowska—Old Woman
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
Violetta Bielecka—choir’s preparation