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Closing Gala of the 32. Mozart Festival in Warsaw – Tribute to Maria Callas

July 2 @ 18:00 - 21:00


Mozart Night – Tribute to Maria Callas
Closing Gala of the 32. Mozart Festival in Warsaw

Arnold Szyfman Polish Theatre

Tomasz Cyz – director
Katarzyna Łuszczyk – lighting director
Monika Stolarska – video


Joanna Moskowicz – Konstanze
Ana Naqe – Elettra, Medea
Natalia Rubiś – Donna Elvira
Gabriela Legun – Donna Anna
Dorota Szczepańska – Zerlina, Susanna
Ewa Tracz – The Countess

Tomasz Nosiński, Maria Dębska

The event will be hosted by:
Alicja Węgorzewska, Jerzy Snakowski

Musicians of Ancient Instruments Ensemble of Warsaw Chamber Opera
Musicae Antique Collegium Varsoviense

Marcin Sompoliński

In programme:

Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart

The Abduction from the seraglio
Singt dem grossen Bassa lieder
Ach ich liebte
Durch Zärtlichkeit
Traurigkeit ward mir zum Lose

The Marriage of Figaro
Porgi amor
Ricevete, o padroncina

Don Giovanni
Ah! chi mi dice mai
Vedrai, carino
Or sai chi l’onore
Ah fuggi il traditor

D’Oreste, d’Ajace
Placido è il mar, andiamo


The Marriage of Figaro
Che soave zeffiretto
Deh vieni non tardar
Dove sono i biei momenti

Don Giovanni
Non mi dir
Mi tradì quell’alma ingrata

The Magic Flute
O Isis und Osiris
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen

Luigi Cherubini Medea
Taci Giason? De tuoi figli la madre

The Abduction from the seraglio
FINALE: Martern aller Arten

Mozart Night_ tribute to MARIA CALLAS focuses on Mozart’s repertoire performed by Maria Callas. In April 1952, Callas four times – the only time on stage in Mozart’s repertoire – performed Konstanze from The Abduction from the Seraglio (La Scala). In the middle of the 60s, she recorded an album with Mozart arias (Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, The Countess), and it is certain that she also recorded the aria of the Queen of the Night Der Hölle Rache (from The Magic Flute).

Mozart Night_ tribute to MARIA CALLAS is a tribute to femininity that is changeable and cosmic. It’s a tribute to the greatest operatic icon of the 20th century. The costume reference is the 1960s, all female characters are made up (hairstyle, make-up) as Maria Callas. The main driving force of the plot are excerpts from The Abduction from the Seraglio (it is worth remembering that it’s Mozart’s most frequently staged opera during his lifetime, which was premiered in Warsaw less than a year after its premiere in Vienna: 8 May 1783), as well as from Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro. At the climax, we will leave Mozart’s world for a moment to recall one of the most important incarnations of Callas: Medea (Cherubini’s opera, Pasolini’s film).

Arnold Szyfman Polish Theatre
Address: ul. Karasia 2

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