BEFORE THE PREMIERE
24th of January 2015 premiere 07.00 p.m.
25th of January 2015 II premiere 07.00 p.m.
27th of January 2015 premiere with Express 06.30 p.m.
Heinrich Heine's novel, The Flying Dutchman, was an inspiration to Wagner to create the opera. The piece is ground-breaking in the history of opera. The music is masterly composed, it has an innovative and distinctive style. The Flying Dutchman is also the opera, where a system of musical motifs attached to particular characters and pictures is introduced. It is an opera suited for grand stagings - traditional and very modern at the same time.
17th OF December 2014 06.30 p.m
The Grand Theater Łódź finally has its production of one of the most popular and classic musicals. My Fair Lady, based on motifs from George Bernard Shaw's play Pigmalion, was created in 1956. Alan Jay Lerner was the author of the libretto, Frederick Loewe was the composer.
21th OF December 2014 6.30 p.m
27th OF December 2014 6.30 p.m
We would like to invite you to a concert of popular Polish Christmas carols performed by the Children's choir, Choir and Orchestra of the Grand Theater Łódź conducted by Waldemar Sutryk. We will have a chance to hear the most well-known carols, but also rare pieces, which, when performed by choirs, sound better and acquire new quality. They will all surely create a holiday mood.
the most beautiful musical and operetta arias
31th OF December 2014 08.00 p.m
New Year's Eve should be a special evening, different from any other. Keeping that in mind, we have prepared a concert, in which you will have a chance to hear the most popular pieces from musicals and operettas. Our singers present these arias brilliantly. The orchestra, which will be conducted by Ruben Silva, performs these pieces equally marvelously as those of Wagner, Verdi or Puccini. We will make sure to make this evening unforgettable.
Ludwig A. Minkus
08th OF January 2015 06.30 p.m.
The Don Quixote ballet was created by Marius Petipa, the choreographer, and Ludwig Minkus, the composer. Despite the fact that the piece is almost 150 years old, it still appeals both to the audience and artists. Marius Petipa used an episode about Gamache's wedding party from Miguel Cervantes' novel, while writing the libretto. This episode has often been used by various choreographers, but Petipa's staging in Gorsky's version is the most famous one.
11th OF January 2015 11.00 a.m.
13th OF January 2015 06.30 p.m.
There are some 700 known versions of the Cinderella fairy tale. Giorgio Madia moved the story of Cinderella to 1950s, a decade he personally perceives as "a period of the rebirth of dreams, hope and optimism." Another great inspiration for the choreographer was Walt Disney's Cinderella, today's culture icon. Those inspirations were a base for the new version of the moving story of a girl bullied by her malicious stepmother and her awful daughters...
GIORGIO MADIA - Golden Mask Award winner for best direction of the season 2006/2007 for Cinderella
CORDELIA MATTHES - Golden Mask Award winner for best costumes and set design of the season 2006/2007 for Cinderella
16th OF January 2015 06.30 p.m.
The first opening of Madama Butterfly in La Scala, Milan, on the 17th of February 1904 was not a successful one. However, the second premiere, which was held on the 28th of May that same year in Brescia, was very well received by the audience. Since then it has triumphed on numerous stages all over the world. The opera was first presented in Warsaw in 1908. The music score was inspired by the Orient, but Puccini combined the Japanese style with his own to create a truly unique and original score. Cio-Cio-San's arias are particularly interesting, since the highest soprano note ever used by Puccini, high D, appears there. The opera is very dynamic, but it also has many lyrical fragments. The tragedy develops gradually here. The piece shows a story of a woman who is an outcast among her people because of a feeling, which robs her of her identity.
31th OF January 2015 06.30 p.m.
La Bohème was a huge success already at its preview in 1896. The audience was delighted with a completely new environment for the opera- that of the young Parisian intellectuals enjoying their lives and flourishing artistically: in poetry, painting, philosophy and music. In the same time, however, they lived in abject poverty. Puccini was the first to show so suggestively the outskirts of Parisian society of fin-de-siècle...
Gray Veredon/Franz von Suppé i Michael Nyman
04th OF FEBRUARY 2015 06.30 p.m
In 1999 Gray Veredon, a British choreographer fascinated with the history of the city of Łódź created a unique ballet show. He looked at its residents and development of social relations at the turn of the 20th century from his own perspective and dedicated his production to Łódź: to the past and the present of the city...
06th OF February 2015 06.30 p.m
08th OF February 2015 06.30 p.m
The first opening of Verdi's Il Trovatore was a great triumph of the composer. The piece became popular very quickly and operas from all over the world would present it on their stages. The music is very melodious and dramatic. It gives the singers a chance to truly shine. The arias are very impressive and difficult to perform. The libretto, on the other hand, enables the director to create many epic group scenes. Our Il Trovatore will be such an epic piece created with great momentum.