Do I have to add that this year’s Lent is special? Please come if you can!
„It’s a haunted, very haunted manor….” sings the main male character, Stefan, in his grand aria in the 3rd Act of „The Haunted Manor” – national polish opera composed by Stanisław Moniuszko, who’d be 200 years old on the 5th of May 2019.
Yesterday, once more, I sang the role of Zbigniew – Stefan’s elder brother – second main male character of the piece.
It was the last stage production of Ryszard Peryt, general director of Royal Polish Opera. Having set the staging with symbols referring to the past that somehow still lives in and around us, the recent Mr. Peryt’s passing puts Royal Polish Opera’s „Haunted Manor” in a transcendent light.
I won’t even try to verbalise something non-verbalisable, only to say that this extraordinary staging confirms what we often do not want to accept or even remember of: what we see and are able to understand, is only one small layer of the reality we live in.
I also strongly believe that the very last scene announces the true legacy of Mr. Peryt’s Opus. Requiescat in Pace…
….per sepulchra regionum, coget omnes anthe thronum.
By this famous excerpt from Dies Irae sequence starts every bass his adventure with Mozart’s Requiem
I’m glad to announce that on the 20th of October 2018 in Warsaw I’m about to sing it again too, together with many of my good colleagues and great friends.
It’s a blessing to sing such music, I also feel blessed to perform it in a company of friends, I hope we’d all be even more blessed to sing it for a public consisting of YOU!
Yesterday I sang Commendatore for the at Royal Polish Opera (I wrote about it here)
Today, couple of photos, mainly backstage, done by one of the make-up’ers (greetings!) and the „official” one by M. Czerski
In July 2018 I had my House- and Roledebut as Commendatore from „Don Giovanni” at the new opera house in Warsaw: Royal Polish Opera. I performed the role on the 5th and 6th of July 2018 (both opening nights).
On the 16th of September 2018 there’ll be my third time. Next performances later on are to be announced soon.
As you might already know, we had to postpone our concert in Hannover that was planned for 19.08.18, due to independent from us, organisational reasons (large stage, open-air concert of balkan music practically at the entrance of the museum – on the square in the direct nearby area).
We’ve already got new date!
It’s 4th of November 2018.
We’re going to perform works composed by F. Schubert, K. Brochocka, T. Baird and M. Wajnberg, main part of which id going to be german first performances.
More details very soon, stay tuned and save the date! This time for sure! 🙂
In March 2018 I’m about to sing Jesus (!!!) in 3 performances of Arvo Pärt „Passio”. The first one is already a history (3.03.18 in Warsaw – details). Two more to go – in Göttingen and Hannover (details). I cannot find words to describe how much does it mean to me to sing such a piece and, above all, to debut in the part of Jesus at the age of 33…
It’s been already 2 years ago. In a town somewhere in the northeast of Poland two musicians and friends decided to perform this extraordinary piece. Extraordinary not only because F. Schubert’s „Winterreise” is a worldwide performed and acclaimed masterpiece itself, but mainly due to another fact. The fact that another artist, Stanisław Barańczak, 167 years afterwards, published his own, independent poems with the intention of performing them together with the Schubert’s music.
If it doesn’t seem anyhow special to you, name me some poets that made something similar. And made it not only in a „performable” way, but literally gave the chance that the „old” music lives a new life. Or name at least one..
Therefore, I would like to remind you and myself of this, unfortunately the only performance of Polish Winterreise of mine and my sincere friend Katarzyna Neugebauer. It was a great honour and joy to perform it. I hope that we repeat it soon.
Below some highlights of this amazing evening on the 8th of November 2015:
For the first time since I’ve started singing profesionally, I’ve got some more time to spare. Well, not quite much, because I’ve already have couple of dates running towards my direction, still, it’s been more calm since I left Würzburg.
What I mainly do these days? Well, first of all I’ve got some time to improve my vocal skills and concentrate on details and those aspects that hadn’t been that perfect 😉
Moreover, working independently means also organising independently, which consumes some time, so I’m preparing myself and the world around for couple of artistic events I’ll participate in and co-produce during next months. I’ll try to inform you of the details as soon as projects oficially appear on the artistic calendars.
Please, be patient and do not dare to forget me, for I’ve got quite much to tell you. Even more than before 😀