From April 2nd to the 22nd, 2005, the Stanislaw Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznan will host the fifth POLSKO-NIEMIECKI OPEROWY FESTIWAL HOFFMANNOWSKI / POLISH-GERMAN HOFFMANN OPERA FESTIVAL.

The festival's aims are to promote the figure and work of the German Romantic composer E.T.A. Hoffman and to produce staged works by and about him. Festival organizers also seek out and present instances of cooperation, joint action and mutual understanding between Germans and Poles in culture and the arts, an outstanding example of which was provided by E.T.A. Hoffmann during the "Polish period" of his creative life.



PROGRAM

April 2, at 7.00 p.m.
Dmitri Shostakovitch / Krzysztof Meyer Gracze / The players
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 3, at 7.00 p.m.
Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio (Elmar Andree as Pizzaro)
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 4, at 5.00 p.m.
Opening of the exhibition Malarstwo / Paintings - Wojciech Cyruliczek

April 4, at 7.00 p.m.
Polish-German vocal confrontations - "Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein"
Young Polish and German soloists in Polish and German repertoire.

April 5, at 7.00 p.m.
Evening with Steffen Möller
Featuring: Maria Mitrosz - soprano, Bartlomiej Szczeszek - tenor, Wanda Marzec - piano; E.T.A. Hoffmann - duettina i canzonetty

April 6, at 5.30 p.m.
Richard Wagner Parsifal
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 7, at 7.00 p.m.
Piotr Lachmann E.T.A. Hoffmann - from Plock to Warsaw
Featuring: Wideoteatr "Poza" from Warsaw

April 9, at 7.00 p.m.
Przypadki pana von K. / Cases of Mr. von K. - premiere
Featuring: Polski Teatr Tanca - Balet Poznanski / Polish Dance Theatre - Poznan Ballet

April 10, at 11.00
Poznan Opera Workshops: Warsaw years of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Hosting by Slawomir Pietras

April 10, at 11.00, Grand Theatre
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 11, at 6.00 p.m.
Unknown fragments from the "Tales of Hoffmann
Evening with recordings, comments by Piotr Nedzynski

April 12, at 7.00 p.m., Grand Theatre
Wojciech Boguslawski / Jan Stefani Krakowiacy i Gorale / Cracovians and Highlanders
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 13, at 7.00 p.m., Grand Theatre
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Magic Flute
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 14, at 7.00 p.m.
Polski Wieczór Baletowy - not open to the public
Variations on Chopin's Theme Fryderyk Chopin
LARGHETTO from PIANO CONCERTO IN E MINOR OP. 11 Fryderyk Chopin
POWRACAJACE FALE / RETURNING WAVES Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
GROSZKI I ROZE - Ewa Demarczyk's songs
KRZESANY Wojciech Kilar
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 15, at 6.00 p.m., Teatr Wielki
Stanislaw Moniuszko Halka
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 16, at 7.00 p.m., Teatr Wielki
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann Ondine
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 17, at 7.00 p.m., Teatr Wielki
Krzysztof Penderecki Diably z Loudun / THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 19, at 11.00, Jan Lubranski Hall, UAM
FANtasia. E.T.A. HOFFMANN: REALIST and FANTAST. Text, music and images chosen by: Rainer Lewandowski, Andreas Ulich as E.T.A. Hoffmann
Featuring: ETA Hoffmann Theatre in Bamberg

April 19, at 7.00 p.m., Teatr Wielki
Series of German romantic songs
Adam Szerszen - baritone, Maria Szwajger-Kulakowska - piano

April 20, at 7.00 p.m., Teatr Wielki
Richard Wagner Tristan and Isolde
Featuring: Theater Chemnitz

April 19, at 7.00 p.m., Teatr Wielki
Antoni Radziwill Faust
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

April 22, at 7.00 p.m., Teatr Wielki
Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio
Featuring: Grand Theatre in Poznan

Teatr Wielki im. Stanislawa Moniuszki w Poznaniu /
The Stanislaw Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznan
ul. Fredry 9, Poznan
tel. (+48 61) 65 90 200
fax (+48 61) 852 74 64
www.opera.poznan.pl