National Forum of Music invite to a joyful celebration of 2022 at the New Year Gala on 14 January at 7 p.m. Let’s enjoy together the beauty of the human voice, in a programme filled with melodies from arias and duets of 19th-century operas enjoying unflagging popularity. The NFM Wrocław Philharmonic will be conducted by Piotr Sułkowski, while the solo parts will be performed by the internationally renowned soprano Ewa Płonka and the outstanding Georgian tenor Giorgi Sturua.
The gala will open with an overture to the nowadays rarely performed opera Legend of the Baltic Sea composed by Feliks Nowowiejski in 1924, the work tells the story of the love of Bogna and Doman, and the libretto is based on the legend of Wineta, a legendary town sunk by the Baltic Sea. The impulse to write the opera was Poland’s access to the Baltic Sea regained in 1919 The opera was very popular in the interwar period and was even referred to as folk music due to the use of folk musical motifs.
This maritime piece will be followed by fragments of veristic operas. At the beginning, we will be taken to Rome, where the singer Floria Tosca and the painter Mario Cavaradossi – the heroes of Puccini's opera Tosca. After the instrumental intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni's most famous opera Cavalleria rusticana we will listen to Cavaradossi's moving aria. In the second part of the gala the singers will present the most beautiful arias and duets by Giuseppe Verdi. After the Nabucco overture Ewa Płonka will perform the aria from opera Macbeth. Then Giorgi Sturua in the role of Rudolph, singing an aria from Luisa Miller, will take us to 17th-century Tirol, from which, with the sounds of a triumphal march from the opera Aida.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Ticket information: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/