BEFORE THE PREMIERE
22th of November premiere
23th of November II premiere
25th of November premiere with Express
Il trovatore is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto largely written by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play El trovador (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez.
08.10.2014, 6.30 p.m.
With his early work, Nabucco, Verdi took his first step in his great career as a composer. Nabucco is a monumental, romantic and dramatic show with arias of extraordinary beauty and the most recognizable Va pensiero, an impressive cantabile aria for choir sung unison...
05.11.2014 6.30 pm
Golden Masque Award for MILAN DAVID for Best set design of the season 2006-2007 in CARMEN
Carmen is one of the most popular operas in the world. What is astonishing, the premiere of Bizet's work, which took place in 1875 in Paris, was a complete failure, very difficult to bear for the author. The piece shows a story of a passionate Gypsy smuggler, full of eroticism, inciting soldiers to desertion and dancing and singing in taverns. It did not really go with the traditional vision of the opera. At first the press called the performance immoral and wanted it to be forbidden for the young audience. However, the theme, so unusual for the opera, soon became the biggest advantage of the work...
Beginnings of the Łódź Opera are dated back to the 18th of October 1954, the date of the first opera production premiere in the city. It was Stanisław Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor, produced entirely in Łódź. The Łódź Opera was founded by Sabina Nowicka, Mieczysław Drobner and Władysław Raczkowski, who first established an Opera Studio, which later became the first opera theater in Łódź.
The opera performances were at first staged in Teatr Nowy and Stefan Jaracz Theatre. The company managed to create superb modern productions, which were hugely acclaimed by the audience. During its 12-year-long existence the Łódź Opera produced over 30 shows, many of which went down in history of Polish opera.