Halka and The Haunted Manor on period instruments

Thanks to the Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s efforts the operatic masterpieces of Stanisław Moniuszko will be recorded and issued on CD. What makes it unprecedented is that both Halka and The Haunted Manor will be accompanied by orchestras of period instruments. Furthermore Halka (the whole opera) will be recorded in the Italian language version for the first time and also will be performed in the broadcasted concert on the 24th of August 2018 at 8 pm in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw as a part of the 14th International Music Festival Chopin and his Europe 2018. The international soloists, the Choir of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic and the Europa Galante Orchestra will be conducted by Fabio Biondi. Karol Kozłowski will sing the solo tenor part in the third act of the opera.

On the next day, on the 25th of August 2018 another exclusive recording project will start. The opera by Stanisław Moniuszko The Haunted Manor is going to be recorded according to the historically informed performance practice with the accompaniment of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century founded by the legendary Franz Brüggen. Maestro Grzegorz Nowak will lead the orchestra as well as the Choir of Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic. The recording session will be held in the Concert Studio of the Polish Radio. The singers’ cast is impressive: Tomasz Konieczny as Miecznik and Małgorzata Walewska as Cześnikowa, Edyta Piasecka as Hanna and Monika Ledzion- Porczyńska as Jadwiga, Arnold Rutkowski and Mariusz Godlewski as Stefan and Zbigniew, Marcin Bronikowski as Maciej and Rafał Siwek in the role of Skołuba. Karol Kozłowski will perform as Damazy.