BEFORE THE PREMIERE
22th of November premiere
23th of November II premiere
25th of November premiere with Express
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.
Gray Veredon/Franz von Suppé i Michael Nyman
30th OF NOVEMBER 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...
04th OF DECEMBER 6.30 p.m
One of the greatest operas of all time La Traviata, had its premiere 160 years ago in Teatro La Fenice (on the 6th of March 1853). In order to celebrate its anniversary and the Year of Verdi, we would like to present this piece to our audience.
Verdi composed La Traviata during the so-called "middle period" of his career. His contemporaries asked him once, which of his operas he believes to be his greatest achievement. He said that, as a composer, he would have to choose Rigoletto, but as a layman – La Traviata. It is not surprising, since it was Verdi’s dream to create a realist and contemporary opera. La Traviata is in fact the only contemporary opera created by Verdi. All the other pieces he created, depicted the human drama in historical setting. La Traviata is perceived today as a very "juicy" real-life opera with arias, ensembles, which today, 200 years after Verdi’s birth, are widely popular as separate pieces.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
06th OF DECEMBER 12.00 a.m
07th OF DECEMBER 11.00 a.m
The Nutcracker is a fairy tale depicting the world of children's hopes and dreams. Tchaikovsky's excellent music leads the audience into a fantastic domain of stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann with beloved fairy tale characters. The family Silberhaus are making the last preparations for the Christmas Eve supper. Clara and her brother Fritz, together with their parents, impatiently await the arrival of their guests. According to tradition this is the night when children receive presents. Drosselmeyer, Clara's godfather, appears dressed as Santa Claus and begins to take out presents from a huge sack...
09th OF DECEMBER 06.30 p.m
10th OF DECEMBER 06.30 p.m
The Haunted Manor was the first opera presented in the Łódź Opera. On the 60th anniversary of this event, we have decided to stage Moniuszko's opera once again in our theater. We believe that every opera house in Poland should have this piece in its repertoire. The Haunted Manor is a great Polish opera, which combines Polish music tradition with motifs taken from the Italian comic opera.
The piece is about two brothers, Stefan and Zbigniew, who vouch not to ever get married. They are, however, manipulated by their family to change their minds and take interest in two sisters, Hanna and Jadwiga. Our Haunted Manor will definitely be worth seeing.
It is directed by Krystyna Janda.
13th OF DECEMBER 06.30 p.m
The inspiration for Gaetano Donizetti to compose Maria Stuarda was the popular legend of the tragic life of the Scottish 16th century queen. The story had the aura of mystery typical for the romantic era. Donizetti’s opera was based on Schiller’s tragedy Mary Stuart. However, the composer, together with the librettist Giuseppe Bardari, simplified the story, excluded some of the characters and some of them combined into one.
17th OF DECEMBER 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 6.30 p.m
27th OF DECEMBER 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 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.