Polish National Opera

Young Artists' Concert

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Through its streams on OperaVision of Moniuszko’s operas (and the young singer’s competition that bears his name), Polish National Opera has delighted audiences worldwide with the discovery of the great Polish composer of the 19th century. Today, young artists from the Opera Academy in Warsaw bring us forward in time with a short concert of 20th and 21st century Polish repertoire directed in a semi-staged performance by Ewa Rucińska. Specially recorded at Teatr Wielki in October for World Opera Day, the programme includes works by Karol Szymanowski, Jan Gall, Ludomir Różycki, Szymon Laks, Franciszek Maklakiewicz, Tadeusz Baird, Henryk Czyż, Paweł Łukaszewski and Mieczysław Weinberg.

Cast

Sopranos
Katarzyna Belkius, Katarzyna Drelich, Kamila Dutkowska, Justyna Khil, Paula Kluczna-Lula, Teona Todua
Mezzo-sopranos
Zuzanna Nalewajek, Katarzyna Szymkowiak
Countertenor
Jakub Foltak
Tenor
Sebastian Mach, Adrian Domarecki, Mykhailo Kushlyk
Baritone
Adrian Janus, Jan Kubas, Szymon Raczkowski
Bass-baritone
Grzegorz Pelutis
Bass
Paweł Horodyski, Karol Skwara
Pianists
Aleksander Chodacki, Klara Janus, Kamila Łopatka, Diana Ostrolutska, Natalia Pawlaszek, Michał Skowronek, Paulina Storka
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The story

LONELY MOON
20th and 21st Century Polish Songs

Karol Szymanowski – Daleko został  cały świat/ The world left far behind
to words by Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer from 6 Songs Op. 2 No. 1 (1900)
Sebastian Mach – tenor
Kamila Łopatka – piano

Karol Szymanowski – Zarzyjze kuniu/ Neigh, Horse from Pieśni Kurpiowskie/Kurpie Songs Op. 58 No. 9 (1934)
Teona Todua – soprano
Diana Ostrolutska – piano

Karol Szymanowski – Idom se siuhaje dołu, śpiewający…/ Young Highlanders Descend Singing… (1924)                                               
Adrian Domarecki – tenor
Paulina Storka – piano

Karol Szymanowski – Z maurytańskich śpiewnych sal/ From the Singing Halls of Mauritania 
to words by Tadeusz Miciński from 6 Songs Op. 20 No. 1 (1909)

Paula Kluczna-Lula – soprano
Aleksander Chodacki – piano   

Karol Szymanowski – Samotny księżyc/ Lonely Moon to words by Zofia Szymanowska
from Pieśni księżniczki z baśni/Songs of a Fairytale Princess Op. 31 No. 1 (1915)

Katarzyna Drelich – soprano
Kamila Łopatka – piano

Karol Szymanowski – Nade mną leci w szafir morza…./ Flying above me into the sapphire of the sea…
to words by Tadeusz Miciński from 4 Songs Op. 11 No. 3

Jakub Foltak – countertenor
Aleksander Chodacki – piano

Jan Gall – Stałem w ogrodzie w pierwszy dzień majowy/ Standing in the Garden on the First Day of May from Tuscan Rispetti as translated by Edward Porębowicz (1908)
Mykhailo Kushlyk – tenor
Diana Ostrolutska – piano

Tadeusz Baird – Drwię, mając ciebie, z całej ludzkiej pychy (Sonet 91)/ And, having thee, of all men’s pride I boast (Sonnet 91) from 4 Sonety miłosne/4 Love Sonnets to words by William Shakespeare as translated by Maciej Słomczyński (1956)
Grzegorz Pelutis – bass-baritone
Klara Janus – piano

Tadeusz Baird – Spójrz, co tu ciche serce wypisało (Sonet 23)/ O, learn to read what silent love hath writ! (Sonnet 23) from 4 Sonety miłosne /4 Love Sonnets to words by William Shakespeare as translated by Maciej Słomczyński (1956)
Szymon Raczkowski – baritone
Paulina Storka – piano

Franciszek Maklakiewicz – Kocham Cię/ I Love You to words by Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer
from Liryka miłosna/Love Lyrics (1934)                                                                                                       

Kamila Dutkowska – soprano
Michał Skowronek – piano

Henryk Czyż – Nieboszczyk Jim/ Deadman Jim to words by Leon Janowicz
from Trzy pieśni żartobliwe/Three humorous songs (1964)

Paweł Horodyski – bass
Grzegorz Pelutis – bass-baritone
Jan Kubas - baritone
Michał Skowronek – piano

Paweł Łukaszewski – Ciemna noc/ A Dark Night to words by Katarzyna Kozłowska-Karczmarczyk
from 2 Pieśni sakralne/2 Sacred Songs
(1997/2005)
Karol Skwara – bass
Klara Janus – piano                                             

Szymon Laks – Modlitwa/ Prayer from Five songs to poems by Julian Tuwim (1936)
Justyna Khil – soprano
Michał Skowronek – piano

Ludomir Różycki - Kiedy odejdę w dal / When I’m Gone Away to words by Tadeusz Miciński Op. 9 No. 1 (1905)
Adrian Janus – baritone
Klara Janus – piano                                                        

Mieczysław Weinberg – Ofn grinem bergele/ On a Green Hill  to words by Isaac Leib Peretz from Seven Jewish Songs Op. 13 No. 5 (1943)
Katarzyna Szymkowiak – mezzo-soprano
Natalia Pawlaszek – piano

Mieczysław Weinberg – Żydek/ A Little Jew to words by Julian Tuwim from Biblia cygańska/Bible of the Gypsies Op. 57 No. 2
Zuzanna Nalewajek – mezzo-soprano
Natalia Pawlaszek – piano

Mieczysław Weinberg – Viglid/ Cradle Song to words by Isaac Leib Peretz from Seven Jewish Songs Op. 13 (1943)
Katarzyna Belkius – soprano
Aleksander Chodacki – piano