Gray Veredon/Franz von Suppé i Michael Nyman
31st of March 6.30 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...
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Karol Szymanowski
2nd of April 2015 7.00 p.m
Koncert na Wielki Tydzień has become a beautiful musical tradition in Łódź. Masterpieces of the most distinguished authors help us to concentrate and reflect upon the Holy Week. This year’s concert consists of works of art which illustrate the universal motif of Stabat Mater. We will hear the outstanding works of Polish composers, namely III Symphony Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Stabat Mater by Karol Szymanowski
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
8th of April 2015 05.30 p.m
9th of April 2015 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...
11th of April 2015 06.30 p.m.
12th of April 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.
16th of April 2015 06.30 p.m.
Anna Bolena, the 26th opera composed by Donizetti, premiered on the 26th of December 1830 in Carcano Theater, Milan. The part of Anna Bolena was sung by Giuditta Pasta, a big opera star at the time. The show was very successful and it was soon staged in the greatest operas of the world. It became one of the most famous pieces of the opera seria genre, along with another Donizetti's work, Lucia di Lammermoor.
Another legendary staging of Anna Bolena was presented in La Scala, Milan in 1957. It was directed by Luchino VIsconti and the Anna Bolena's role was sung by prima donna assoluta Maria Callas. Ever since that day the title role of the opera has been sung by the greatest opera divas, such as Leyla Gencer, Beverly Sills, Katia Riciarelli, Renata Scotto, Montserrat Caballe, Joan Sutherland and Anna Netrebko, among others. Anna Bolena will now be staged in the Grand Theater Łódź for the first time. It will be the sixth Donizetti's opera presented here.
19th of April 2015 06.30 p.m.
21st of April 2015 06.30 p.m.
The music tale of a cunning barber Figaro was created by Gioacchino Rossini, the undisputed master of the Italian opera buffa.
It has entertained audiences all around the world for almost two hundred years now and Figaro has become one of the most popular opera protagonists, also thanks to Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro. The Barber of Seville is a comedy of errors with a love story, in which Rossini's music splendidly highlights the humorous plot. The vocals in the opera are also a true masterpiece. It is the forth staging of The Barber of Seville in our theater.
Golden Masque Award for Il barbiere di Siviglia Best spectacle of the season 2013 - 2014
26th of April 2015 05.30 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
Buy tickets online until 19 April 2015 (foreign performances only) and you will get 20% discount on normal and reduced tickets' price.