Training and fully staged opera production
Stanislaw Moniuszko – “Flis” (The Raftsman) (opera in one act)

January – March (performances 16/17/18/19/20 March 2019)
communication languages EN/GE/RU

Parts open to applicants:
Jakub – baritone
Franek – tenor
Zosia – soprano
Szóstak – bass

Flis was written by Moniuszko shortly after the success of his bestknown opera – Halka. In its music, we can find not only examples of Polish folk music (e.g. Polish national dances – kujawiak and krakowiak) but also inspiration from the music of Italian and French opera composers (Rossini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, Halevy). Here you can find some spectacular pieces (the coloratura duet of Zosia and Szóstak) as well as the music full of humour (like Jakub’s aria buffa).

• Communication language English – intensive help with pronunciation and phonetic preparation of the sung Polish language included

Solo singing: prof.Urszula Kryger (mezzopoprano)
prof. Beata Zawadzka-Kłos (soprano)
prof. Włodzimierz Zalewski (bass)
prof. Piotr Miciński (bass)
prof. Ziemowit Wojtczak (baritone)
prof. Krzysztof Bednarek (tenor) and others
Music director: dr hab. Marcin Wolniewski
Stage director: TBA

Description of final examination:

Location of the show: the concert hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź, at 2a Żubardzka St. or the hall of the Grand Theatre in Łódź (depending on the cooperation arrangements).

Working with vocal trainer – approx. 15 hours
Working with piano accompanist – approx. 15 hours
Working with the stage director – as a group – approx. 10 days of rehearsals (approx. 60 hours)
Ensemble rehearsals with conductor – 10 hours
Stage-orchestra rehearsals – 10 hours
The performance at the stage of the Grand Theatre in Łódź or at the concert hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź, at 2a Żubardzka St. – 3 hours

Possible extras:

In 2019 in Poland we will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Stanislaw Moniuszko – the father of the Polish national opera. On this occasion, we offer a unique opportunity to learn about the history of Polish opera, Polish culture, and Polish language.

Activity: Acting, Performance, Production, Training
Academy of music: Łódź
Language training: Polish
Student: Singers

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