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Teatr Wielki Poznań | PL

Straszny Dwór

The Haunted Manor
Stanisław Moniuszko (1819 – 1872)
Opera in four acts
Sung in Polish, with German surtitles.
Libretto: Jan Chęciński
Premiere: 1865 at Teatr Wielki (Warsaw)

Trailer: Straszny Dwór
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz
Straszny Dwór
Photo: Michał Leśkiewicz

Stanisław Moniuszko's "The Haunted Manor" is still largely unknown in Germany, but in Poland it enjoys a status perhaps comparable to that of "Der Freischütz". The comic opera about the conflicts between patriotism and the longing for happy family life was first banned by censors shortly after its first performance in 1865 – and this is not the only reason why this complex work is highly topical again in current times.

The singing ensemble, dancers and orchestra of Teatr Wielki in Poznan bring this great Polish operatic masterpiece to life on the Wiesbaden stage. The production, under the baton of Marco Guidarini, is directed by Ilaria Lanzino, winner of the European Opera-directing Prize.

Cast

Conductor Marco Guidarini
Director Ilaria Lanzino
Design Leif-Erik Heine
Lighting Design Wiktor Kuźma
Video Leszek Stryła
Choreography Viktor Davydiuk
Chous Master Mariusz Otto
Hanna Ruslana Koval
Jadwiga Magdalena Wilczyńska-Goś
Stefan Piotr Kalina
Zbigniew Rafał Korpik
Miecznik Stanisław Kuflyuk
Skołuba / Villager Damian Konieczek
Cześnikowa Anna Lubańska
Maciej Jaromir Trafankowski
Damazy / Grześ Bartłomiej Szczeszek
Old Woman Marcelina Górska
Dancers, Chorus & Orchester, Teatr Wielki Poznań

Dates

International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 23:00
* After the performance: »Meet & Greet« in the Foyer *

Partners & Supporters

Sponsored by Greater Poland Voivodeship, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, PWM Edition ENEA and the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation.