Nearly a hundred years after its world premiere, Feliks Nowowiejski's The Baltic Legend returns to the stage of the Poznan Opera House. The performance will be held on December 8, 2017 and it will end the 140th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Two rivals. Doman the fisherman and Lubor the merchant, seek to marry Bogna. Her father, favouring the wealthy Lubor, sends Dorman off to find the crown of Jurate, the legendry ruler of a sunken city, hoping to never see him again... Will justice overcome the waves of intrigue?
Feliks Nowowiejski, the author of the music to Rota and the Quo vadis oratorio lived and worked in Poznan. His opera in three acts, inspired by the Slavic legend of the sunken city Vineta, abounds in folk motifs, a romantic plot filled with twists, and monumental choir parts. Doman's aria So you love me, was made famous by Jan Kiepura, who performed it worldwide. The fairy-tale world of water nymphs, demons, and marine dephts will be revived by reputed choreographer of the young generation, Robert Bondara. Maestro Tadeusz Kozłowski will be responsible for the accurate performance of Nowowiejski's score.
Solo parts will be performed by: Pavlo Tolstoy (Doman), Wioletta Chodowicz (Bogna), Aleksander Teliga (Mestwin), Szymon Komasa (Tomir), Magdalena Wilczyńska-Goś (Swatawa), Robert Gierlach (Lubor), Karol Bochański (Sambor) i Tomasz Mazur (voice of Perun). Poznan Opera House choir, ballet company and ochestra will be conducted by Tadeusz Kozłowski.
The Poznan Opera House will broadcast live the performance on December 10, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Additional information: https://opera.poznan.pl/en/premiera-2