Teatr Wielki w Łodzi would like to invite male and female dancers to participate in an open audition.
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.
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.
11th of February 2015 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.
13th of February 2015 06.30 p.m
15th of February 2015 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.
19th of February 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
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
21th of February 2015 05.30 p.m
22th of February 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...
27th of February 2015 05.30 p.m.
28th of February 2015 11.00 a.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