THE MERRY WIDOW (Die lustige Witwe)

THE MERRY WIDOW (Die lustige Witwe)

The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe):
an operetta in 3 acts
22.04.2023 r. – Inauguration of the 29. Bydgoszcz Opera Festival
Franz Lehár
Victor Léon i Leo Stein. In the Polish
Jerzy Jan Połoński
Music director:
Maciej Figas
Staging and set designer:
Mariusz Napierała
Costume Designer:
Anna Chadaj
Joanna Semeńczuk
Lighting designer:
Maciej Igielski
Chorus master:
Henryk Wierzchoń
Preparation of the text:
Tomasz Jachimek
Conductor's assistant:
Jagoda Brajewska
Video Projections:
Adam Keller
Director's assistant:
Dorota Borowicz
Choreographer's assistant:
Anna Bebenow


Hanna Glawari:
Magdalena Polkowska, Julia Pruszak, Anna Koźlakiewicz
Count Daniło Daniłowicz:
Piotr Friebe, Przemysław Radziszewski, Adam Zdunikowski
Baron Mirko Zeta:
Bartłomiej Kłos, Janusz Ratajczak
Walentyna, Baron Zeta's wife:
Julia Pruszak, Marta Ustyniak-Babińska, Agnieszka Nurzyńska
Camille de Rossillon:
Nazarii Kachala, Szymon Rona, Krzysztof Zimny
Vicomte Cascada:
Jakub Zarębski, Damian Wilma, Nazarii Kachala
Raul de St. Brioche:
Szymon Rona, Krzysztof Zimny, Grzegorz Szachnowski
Łukasz Jakubczak, Roman Fijałkowski
Sylwiana, Bogdanowicz's wife:
Dorota Sobczak, Małgorzata Grela, Paulina Dybowska
Kromow, Pontevedrin embassy counsellor:
Wojciech Urbanowski, Janusz Stolarski
Olga, Kromow's wife:
Darina Gapicz, Simona Skrebutenaite
Niegus, the Embassy Secretary:
Bartłomiej Kłos, Jakub Zarębski
Jacek Greszta, Ryszard Smęda
Praskowia, Priczicz's wife:
Małgorzata Grela, Katarzyna Nowak-Stańczyk, Małgorzata Ratajczak


Inauguration of the 29th edition of the Bydgoszcz Opera Festival.

The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story on comedy L'attaché d'ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac. The operetta has enjoyed international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna.

Hanna Glawari is a wealthy young widow from the small and poverty-stricken Balkan province of Pontevedro. Ambassador Baron Zeta is anxious that when Hanna re-marries, it is to a Pontevedrian, not a Frenchman, to keep her money in the country and save them all from ruin. The obvious choice is Count Danilo, but there is a problem. They are exes, and he is too proud to marry her for her money.

Misunderstandings and intrigues abound when it transpires that Walentyna, Zeta's wife, is having an affair with Frenchman, Count de Rosillon. Hanna steps in to save the married lady’s reputation. How will the story end?

Najbliższe spektakle

Date: 15-06-2023 (Czwartek),Starts at: 19:00

Date: 16-06-2023 (Piątek),Starts at: 19:00

Date: 17-06-2023 (Sobota),Starts at: 19:00

Date: 18-06-2023 (Niedziela),Starts at: 18:00


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