Jawnuta
Poznań Opera

Jawnuta

Moniuszko
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Sung in
Polish
Subtitles in
English
Polish

A great love that must defy prejudice. A secret kept hidden for years and a surprising denouement. The formidable force of memories unveiling the mysteries of the past. Stach comes from a wealthy family, Chicha is a Gypsy. Social conventions, intolerance and stubbornness stand in the way of their happiness. Will Stach and Chicha end up together? Will the family secrets come out? Is a happy ending always happy?

Poznań Opera stage a rarely performed opera by Stanislaw Moniuszko, shown for the first time in a full musical arrangement prepared by its conductor Rafał Kłoczko. Ilaria Lanzino, an Italian director of the young generation, known for her unconventional and coherent productions, directs Jawnuta to designs by Dorota Karolczak. For Lanzino, this is a story about the Polish Roma and their complicated history, about the power of prejudice and how to avoid it. Be prepared to be moved by Moniuszko’s lyrical Roma songs and rousing melodies.

Cast

Chicha
Małgorzata Olejniczak - Worobiej
Stach / Officer
Piotr Kalina
Jawnuta
Galina Kuklina
Jewa
Magdalena Wilczyńska-Goś
Bartosz
Jaromir Trafankowski
Dżęga
Tomasz Mazur
Morygo
Damian Konieczek
Szymon
Rafał Korpik
Chorus
Poznań Opera Choir
Orchestra
Poznań Opera Orchestra
...
Music
Stanisław Moniuszko
Text
Władysław Ludwik Anczyc
Conductor
Rafał Kłoczko
Director
Ilaria Lanzino
Sets
Dorota Karolczak
Costumes
Ilona Binarsch
Lighting
Wiktor Kuźma
Video
Leszek Stryła
Chorus masters
Mariusz Otto
...

The work Jawnuta: an opera in 2 acts (source edition) libretto Ludwik Anczyc based on the idyll Gypsies by Franciszek Dionysius Kniaźnin comes from the catalogue of Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM).