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Grand Opera Theater in Łódź 1992

The second staging of Krzysztof Penderecki’s opera buffo (after the Munich world premiere) brings Lech Majewski to the opera world and wins him numerous awards including the Golden Mask for the best production and a Golden Orpheus at the 1994 Warsaw Autumn Festival.

The German tour is hailed by the critics and brings Majewski an invitation to work over there. “Rarely has Penderecki been performed so logically and convincingly. Majewski in his direction has proved a unique musical competence.” writes Armin Friedl. “lt’s a great staging” notes Penderecki.

music Krzysztof Penderecki libretto Jerzy Jarocki, Krzysztof Penderecki based on a play by Alfred Jarry directed by Lech Majewski musical direction Antoni Wicherek, Kazimierz Kryza sets & costumes Franciszek Starowieyski choreography Janina Niesobska chorus master Marek Jaszczak

with Andrzej Kostrzewski, Vita Nikołajenko, Ireneusz Jakubowski, Agnieszka Dąbrowska, Piotr Miciński, Andrzej Malinowski, Sylwia Maszewska, Krystyna Rorbach, Anna Jeremus, Joanna Woś, Dariusz Stachura, Tomasz Fitas, Zdzisław Krzywicki, Piotr Nowacki, Bogdan Kurowski, Włodzimierz Zalewski, Władysław Podsiadły, Dorota Wójcik, Ewa Karaśkiewicz, Jerzy Wolniak, Kazimierz Kowalski, Rafał Songan, Grzegorz Siwiński, Choir and Orchestra of the Grand Opera Theater in Łódź