After a long break caused by the pandemic, we will hear the first recital from the Vienna State Opera. Tomasz Konieczny's performance on 12 June 2020 at 7.30 p.m. will be broadcast on Polish Radio Channel 2, its social media and website.
After successes at the Vienna State Opera, incuding as Alberich, Jochanaan and Wotan, bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny is expected to return to the Viennese stage in the coming season in Richard Strauss' Salome planned for October. Although the 2020/2021 season is still in question, in June the artist will give an extraordinary recital. Accompanied on the piano by Lech Napierała, Konieczny will present late romantic songs by Richard Strauss and Sergei Rachmaninov.
The programme will also include three songs from the cycle Above the Villa by Romuald Twardowski, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on 17 June. On this occasion, Anaklasis Records plans to release a special album Songs & Sonnets with Twardowski's chamber vocal and instrumental works. The album will include, among others, his Sonnets of Michelangelo for baritone and piano, dedicated to Tomasz Konieczny. In addition, PWM Edition is preparing a new printed edition of Romuald Twardowski's songs. The premiere of these materials will take place in the fall.