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14. Misteria Paschalia – Destination France!
Add date: Thursday, 1 December 2016

Stars of early music in world premieres, two parallel programmes, a stage version of an oratorio, artistic debuts and finally prestigious international partnerships and new concert venues – that’s the summary of the forthcoming 14th Misteria Paschalia festival, one of the most recognisable European festivals of early music. Join us in Kraków between 10 and 17 April 2017.

We present the programme of Opera Rara 2017
Add date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016

When the concert performance of the opera Hercules in Thermodon by Antonio Vivaldi inaugurated Opera Rara in January 2009, nobody expected the metamorphosis that would be undergone by this cycle. Now, after nearly eight years, we are proud to announce the birth of the Opera Rara festival – a cohesive and condensed series of events and a full-blooded festival showing various faces of the opera and highlighting its important social and artistic role.

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.