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Oper in four acts (1858)

Music by Stanisław Moniuszko

Libretto by Wlodzimierz Wolski

In Polish with German surtitles

New production Theater an der Wien
in coproduction with Teatr Wielki Warsaw

Premiere: Sunday, 15 December 2019, 7 pm until 9.30 pm (Intermission: 8.05 pm)

Performances: 17 / 19 / 22 / 29 / 31 December 2019, 7 pm

Synopsis

The estate owner Stolnik wants to marry his daughter Zofia to the wealthy Janusz. Therefore a party is being held. Suddenly, a woman is heard singing piteously in the distance. Zofia is overcome with pity and Janusz goes out to see what is going on. At  the gate he sees the farmgirl Halka with whom he was in love and whom he has now abandoned for the rich heiress Zofia. But Halka still thinks that he will marry her, especially since she is pregnant. To get rid of her he assures her of his love, then sends her away. But she waits for him, not listening to her friend Jontek. She finally realises that a wedding is being prepared and fearfully draws attention to herself  again. Janusz and all the party guests come out, angered at this interruption. Jontek  and Halka are chased away. On the wedding day Jontek and Halka tell everyone  about Janusz’s heartlessness. The villagers take Halka’s side, so the atmosphere is somewhat muted. Janusz enters the church wirth his bride Zofia – while the wedding goes on Halka throws herself into the river.

Cast

Conductor

Łukasz Borowicz

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Director

Mariusz Treliński

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Stage design

Boris Kudlička

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Stage design

Dorothée Roqueplo

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Hair & Make up-Design

Łukasz Pycior

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Choreography

Tomasz Jan Wygoda

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Light design

Marc Heinz

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Videodesign

Bartek Macias

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Dramaturgy

Piotr Gruszczyński

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Halka, ein Bauernmädchen

Corinne Winters

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Janusz, ihr Verlobter

Tomasz Konieczny

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Jontek

Piotr Beczała

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Stolnik

Alexey Tikhomirov

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Zofia, seine Tochter

Natalia Kawałek

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Dziemba, Haushofmeister

Lukas Jakobski

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Dudziarz

Sreten Manojlović

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Góral (15., 17. & 19.12)

Paul Schweinester

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Góral (22., 29. & 31.12)

Konstantin Leypus

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Orchestra

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

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Choir

Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)

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Dancers

Krzysztof Czerny, Małgorzata Czyżowska, Ilona Maria Gumowska, Katarzyna Anna Holtra, Paweł Kozłowski, Agata Kuczyńska, Krzysztof Łaszczyński, Wojciech Michalak, Gieorgij Puchalski, Nicol Iwona Wesołowska, Dominik Więcek, Izabela Zawadzka

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Halka

Premiere: 15 December 2019
Director:Mariusz Treliński
Stage designer: Boris Kudlička
Costume designer: Dorothée Roqueplo
Hair- & Make Up-Design: Łukasz Pycior
Light designer: Marc Heinz
Video designer: Bartek Macias

Photos: © Monika Rittershaus