August Opera Opposition!
Director Halka led by director Laura Åkerlund. Stanislaw Moniuszko's opera Halka will be presented in Finland in August 2018 at the Kulttuuritalo for the first time after a break of 80 years. Year 2018 is also the anniversary of the book, as the premiere will be 170 years. It is a two-pronged, original version of the Halka opera in the original language in Polish.
The director of the Helsinki Koominen Opera, opera director Laura Åkerlund, and the conductor of the work, is directed by Jan Tomasz Adamus, who is also the artistic director of the Capella Cracoviensis orchestra. Capella Cracoviensis is a 50-year-old orchestra specializing in old music and period instruments. The performances also include Capella Cracoviensis's own choir. In 2018 Poland celebrates its 100th anniversary of independence.
The main role is shown by the mezzosopraano Natalia Kawałek, soprano Małgorzata Rodeklaula Zofia, tenor Jakub Pawlik, who plays the role of Halet's in love with Jontek and baritone Sebastian Szumski (Janusz).
Halka tells the story of a young woman, Halka, who falls in love with a man named Janusz. However, a man decides to marry another woman and dismiss Halkan. After that, Halka finds she is pregnant. This is followed by one of the most dramatic drawings in opera history. Melodic music is the story of the story and tells all the twists and turns of the triumphant heartbreakingly. This opera performance has long been seen in Finland!
The Koominen Opera in Helsinki will carry out the work in co-operation with the Polish, internationally renowned baroque orchestra Capella Cracoviensis, and after the performances in Helsinki, the book will go to Poland. The Koominen Opera in Helsinki continues to lead international co-productions and export overseas Finnish opera expertise.
Duration about 2.5 hours (including one Interval)
Performing language: Polish (original language of the work). Subtitles in Finnish.
In collaboration with:
Helsinki Koominen Opera and Capella Cracoviensis. Cray is part of a multi-annual opera industry export package
Halka is a part of the Helsinki-based Koominen Opera project, which aims to export Finnish opera skills abroad and thus increase the presence of Finnish artists at the international opera center. Tickets at Lippupiste. Tickets starting from € 29.50 (+ delivery fees).
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