Season 2018/19 has ended!

From „M. Wajnberg. Epitaph” played at Polin Music Festival 2019
Credits: Magdalena Starowieyska, POLIN Museum

As Zbigniew from „The haunted Manor” at Royal Polish Opera in Warsaw I have ended the season 2018/19.

I am glad and grateful for everything that has happened during this great artistic season. Let the 2019/20 be even more fruitful in great artistic and life experiences!

Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.

– Arvo Part

Very „Haunted Manor” at Royal Polish Opera

„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…