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21
May
Saturday

„Bastien and Bastienne” – children performance

May 21 @ 13:00 - 14:00
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3. Mozart Junior Festival in Warsaw

Basen Artystyczny Stage

Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart

Bastien and Bastienne

Children performance

Director: Tomasz Cyz
Set designer: Karolina Łucja Bramowicz
Music director: Kuba Wnuk
Choreography: Weronika Bartold 

CAST
Anna Farysej –
Bastienne
Łukasz Ratajczak – Bastien
Dominik Mazan – Colas

MACV QUINTET
Paweł Książkiewicz
– flute
Grzegorz Lalek
– violin
Marcin Sochan
– violin
Marcin Stefaniuk
– viola
Karolina Szewczykowska
– cello

Kuba Wnuk
– harpsichord

Audio dialogues
Weronika Humaj
Przemysław Stippa
Jakub Zając

Video recording
Weronika Humaj

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Bastien and Bastienne is an operatic story for children, told by a child. It’s hard to believe that this delightful little piece was composed by a twelve-year-old! And it was not the first operatic try of W. A. ​​Mozart. The opera was written to dry the tears of little Mozart. The great three-act opera, that he had composed at the request of a professional theatre a moment earlier was never staged. It was the result of the intrigues of adult artists, who were terrified by the talent of the genius brat. When the plot was successful, a friend of the Mozart family ordered this piece from a teenager and probably staged it in his garden.

The work allows the children’s audience to come to terms with the operatic convention. A dozen or so short, cheerful musical pieces, a simple plot, spoken dialogues that allow you to fully understand the text, no unnecessary characters and threads make it an ideal first contact opera.

What is the content? A girl named Bastienne worries that her friend Bastien prefers another girlfriend. She seeks advice from a wizard. The wizard, being rather more resourceful and using psychology than superstition, leads the action to a happy ending.

Venue
Basen Artystyczny Stage
Adres: M. Konopnicka 6
Warsaw,

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