The Secret Life of Paintings

Haendel, Monteverdi, Vivaldi

„The Secret Life of Paintings” is a musical collage of fragments of baroque operas that have been patched up together to create a series of short tales revolving around the epoch’s painting masterpieces. Elevated to the status of high art, once…

„The Secret Life of Paintings” is a musical collage of fragments of baroque operas that have been patched up together to create a series of short tales revolving around the epoch’s painting masterpieces. Elevated to the status of high art, once popular, especially among the aristocratic circles, the intellectual game is an excellent opportunity to gain stage experience for young singers.

 

The young and exceptionally talented members of the Opera Academy are accompanied by the Capella Regia Polona Early Instruments Ensemble of the Polish Royal Opera under Krzysztof Garstka.

 

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Music director: KRZYSZTOF GARSTKA

Written and directed by: EWA RUCIŃSKA

Video: PIOTR MAJEWSKI

Costumes: ELŻBIETA TOLAK

Choreography: ILONA MOLKA

Stage design: STEFANIA CHIARELLI

 

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Inna Fedoriiy - soprano

Magda Górniak - soprano

Katarzyna Drelich - soprano

Justyna Ołów - mezzo-soprano

Nataliia Kukhar - mezzo-soprano

Paula Kluczna-Lula - mezzo-soprano

Zuzanna Nalewajek - mezzo-soprano

Katarzyna Szymkowiak - mezzo-soprano

Jakub Foltak - countertenor

Mykhailo Kushlyk - tenor

Paweł Horodyski - bass

Yevhen Rakhmanin - bass

Karol Skwara - bass

 

As Mime Artist: Gregor Giselbrecht

 

Capella Regia Polona Early Instruments Ensemble of the Polish Royal Opera:

 

Michał Piotrowski - concertmaster, 1st violin

Ludmiła Piestrak - 1st violin

Anna Nowak-Pokrzywińska - 2nd violin

Marta Korbel - 2nd violin

Natalia Reichert - viola

Maciej Łukaszuk - cello

Grzegorz Zimak - double-bass

Maria Wilgos - theorbo

Tytus Wojnowicz - oboe

Leszek Wachnik - bassoon

Alan Turonek - trumpet

Szymon Gwóźdź - trumpet

 

Krzysztof Garstka - harpsichord, conductor