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Martyna Kosecka, photo: Magda Jędrzejko/promotional materials

Composer, conductor, pianist. She likes to process acoustic instruments electronically, searching for intensive timbres and harmony. Kosecka is inspired by fables and myths originating from various cultures, and animates the contemporary music scene in Teheran with commitment.

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Scene from Andrzej Czajkowski's Merchant of Venice directed by Keith Warner, photo: Krzysztof Bieliński

Andrzej Czajkowski's opera will be staged in six British opera theatres, with the tour ending at the Royal Opera House in London. The Merchant of Venice is a co-production of the Bregenz Festival, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polska Music Programme as well as the Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw.

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Composer, conductor, pianist. Interested in theatre music, electronic music and microtone music, as well as spatial interpretations of music. He lives and works in Köln, Germany.

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Photo from Mieczysław Weinberg’s The Passenger directed by Thaddeus Strassberger, 2016, Yekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, photo: Wojciech Grzędziński

This February, Mieczysław Weinberg’s music will ring out in Moscow. During a music forum at the Bolshoi Theatre, audiences will have the opportunity to learn about the life and work of The Passenger composer.

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Scene from the performance King Roger, directed by: Kasper Holten, 2015, photo: Bill Cooper / The Royal Opera

On 20th January 2017, the Australian premiere of King Roger, directed by Kaspar Holten, will take place. The performance will be presented in Sydney and Melbourne, and is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and its Polska Music programme.

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Aleksandra Kurzak, photo: Olszanka/East News

A recital by Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna will take place on 9th January 2017 at 8pm in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. The duo will bring their dynamic presence to perform some of the most beautiful opera duets about love.

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Krzysztof Bączyk, photo: Leszek Zych / Polityka

A singer (bass), he received Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura Prize at the International Moniuszko Vocal Competition. He can be seen performing in various opera houses across Poland, Germany and Switzerland. A Polityka Passports 2016 nominee.

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Marta Śniady, photo: promotional materials

Composer and music theoretician, winner of the 11th Tadeusz Ochlewski Composers’ Competition.

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1920, photo: Marek Skorupski / Forum

The only Paderewski’s scenic work and the first music drama in Polish opera. It is a touching love story with social inequality and intolerance in the background

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Lilianna Zalesińska, photo by Sebastian Grzywa

Mezzosopranist, song interpreter, a frequent contemporary music and opera performer.

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Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak, photo: Krzysztof Jarosz / Forum

A tenor born in Jawor is one of the most promising young Polish tenors: he has performed in La Scala, Covent Garden, Carnegie Hall and other prestigious concert halls and has recorded for Sony, Warner and Deutsche Grammophon.

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 Mieczysław Weinberg's opera The Passenger at the Bregenzer Festpiele, photo: Karl Forster / Bregenzer Festspiele

Niespełna pół roku przed premierą opery "Pasażerka" w Jekaterynburgu rozpocznie się prezentacja projektu "Mieczysław Weinberg – Pasażerka".

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A scene from the performance Salome directed by Mariusz Treliński 2016, photo: Krzysztof Bieliński / Grand Theatre/ National Opera

Mariusz Treliński’s staging of Richard Strauss’s Salome shows the biblical story being set in the present day.

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Mariusz Treliński, photo: Jacek Poremba / Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa

The staging of Tristan und Isolde by Mariusz Treliński, artistic director of the National Opera in Warsaw, will open the 2016/2017 season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In June, the opera will be staged in Warsaw.

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Artur Ruciński at Teatro Regiio Parma, photo: courtesy of the artist

On 19th February 2016, Artur Ruciński had his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera as Sharpless in Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Polish baritone will perform thrice more in this revival of the famous production by Anthony Minghella – on 27th February, 2nd and 5th March.

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Franco Fagioli © Wojciech Wandzel Capella Cracoviensis 2015

On 4th December 2015, Capella Cracoviensis, a renowned Polish ensemble specialising in the use of historical instruments, will perform in the cradle of French opera: the Royal Opera of Versailles.

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Andrzej Czajkowski

Rebel of the Keys charts the life and times of pianist, composer and ‘enfant-terrible’ Andrzej Czajkowski, mixed with a present day journey to the first performance of Andre’s opera on the international stage.

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Theatre director Andrei Shyshkin and magazine editor Andrei Ustinov talk to Zofia Posmysz, whose 1959 radio play and subsequent novel about her experiences in Nazi concentration camps inspired the opera The Passenger.

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Beczała, photo: Bettina Stoess (www.beczala.com)

Tickets were sold out and the New York audience rewarded the performers with huge ovations. Piotr Beczała, accompanied by pianist Martin Katz, presented his debut recital at Carnegie Hall on 30th October 2015.

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