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Moniuszko Vocal Competition – 'Cisza dokoła'

Extracts | Moniuszko

The Polish tenor Piotr Buszewski won the Audience Prize at the 10th Moniuszko International Vocal Competition. He sings Stefan’s aria from Act III of Straszny dwór (The Haunted Manor) by Stanisław Moniuszko. In the moonlight, Stefan is haunted by Hanna’s beautiful eyes, but then remembers his vow to remain single so that he may be ready to lay down his life for his country at any time. The clock strikes twelve, and the chimes play a polonaise that reminds him of his mother. Conducted by Andriy Yurkevych.

The full performance is no longer available but other material about the production can be found here.