The Haunted Manor on period instruments

Halka – the opera composed by Stanisław Moniuszko (in the Italian language version) performed last year during the 14th International Music Festival Chopin and his Europe 2018 by the Europa Galante Orchestra under the baton of Fabio Biondi was a big success. This year’s concert performance of Moniuszko’s Flis was also acclaimed by Warsaw audiences. The time has come to present the biggest operatic masterpiece of the ‘father of the national opera’ according to the historically informed performance practice. On Sunday the 25th of August 2019 at 7 pm in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw as a part of the 15th International Music Festival Chopin and his Europe 2018 the opera by Stanisław Moniuszko The Haunted Manor will be presented 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 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 sing Damazy. There will be a live streaming of the concert in the Polish Radio II. The recording of Halka was officially issued this year by the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute. Flis and The Haunted Manor have already been recorded and will be premiered soon.