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Misteria Paschalia 2017 in the circle of French music culture
Add date: Thursday, 29 September 2016

Next year will see the 14th edition of Misteria Paschalia festival, and the first one in its new formula. Starting in 2017, every edition of the event will present a programme focused on a single culture and aesthetic characteristic of selected schools of performing old music. The first country to which the upcoming edition will be devoted is France, with its famous ensembles, conductors, soloists and repertoire. In order to create an event that would be coherent in an artistic and scientific aspect, the renowned French conductor and artistic director of the Le Poème Harmonique ensemble, Vincent Dumestre, was invited to support us in creating the programme of the festival.

Here it is! Watch an exclusive documentary of the Adriano in Siria concert!
Add date: Thursday, 10 March 2016

From Versailles to Krakow – the triumph of Capella Cracoviensis
Add date: Friday, 4 March 2016

Lovers of Baroque opera did not have to wait long for another concert in the Opera Rara cycle. After the January presentation of the opera by Hasse came the long-awaited Polish premiere of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria. It was highly anticipated for many reasons, one of which was the triumphant December performance of Pergolesi’s work at the famous Royal Opera at Versailles by Capella Cracoviensis, led by Jan Tomasz Adamus, with outstanding soloists, including leading Argentine countertenor Franco Fagioli, Italian mezzo-soprano Romina Basso and Spanish tenor Juan Sancho. A recording of Adriano in Siria, made in Krakow in August last year with the same line-up of artists, will be released soon by the prestigious London-based Decca label.

Watch an exclusive documentary of the Piramo e Tisbe concert!
Add date: Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The unhappy story of a pair of lovers
Add date: Friday, 29 January 2016

The new year has begun, bringing with it the return of the Opera Rara cycle, which has come back not only with new music, but with new energy. In the opening of the new opera season, we heard Johann Adolf Hasse’s exceptional work Piramo e Tisbe. The opera was presented to the audience gathered in the Theatrical Hall of the ICE Kraków Congress Centre by Krakow favourite, prominent violinist and conductor Fabio Biondi with his ensemble, Europa Galante. Appearing beside them was a trio of excellent soloists: famous American mezzosoprano Vivica Genaux, one of the main stars of Italian opera Desirée Rancatore, as well as one of the most promising tenors of the young generation, Italian Emanuele D’Aguanno.