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Add date: Monday, 23 March 2015
Handel’s oratorio was created in response to a market need. Having settled in England, the composer not only supplied the audience with successive operas for over 20 seasons (in the generally prevailing Italian style, of course), but he also managed a theatre company in fierce rivalry with competitors and among problems such as a conflict between two prima donnas or caprices of lavishly rewarded most famous singers. This kind of business involved a considerable amount of risk, and both Handel and his competitors eventually went bankrupt. Then he eventually decided to use a method that had already brought him success in the past – instead of Italian operas, he started presenting English oratorios in London.A special offer of the Farina Restaurant
Add date: Friday, 20 March 2015
The Farina Restaurant and the Krakow Festival Office have prepared a special package offer for early music fans with sensitive palates. In the Farina Restaurant, it will be possible to buy a ticket to the performance of George Frederic Handel’s Jephtha HMV 70 together with excellent dinner after the concert at the total price of PLN 185.See the first official promotional spot for this year`s Misteria Paschalia Festival
Add date: Monday, 16 March 2015A great silence
Add date: Monday, 16 March 2015
The underground chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an unusual space, which is utilised in a special way by the Misteria Paschalia Festival. It is an ideal place for organising the concerts that require intimacy and the music that speaks to listeners in a silent voice and feels better in the dark than in the spotlight. And there is no work that suits these characteristics better than Leçons de ténèbres (‘Lessons of Darkness’) by composers of the French Baroque period.Benefits of paradoxes
Add date: Monday, 9 March 2015
Throughout the entire seventeen century, Rome was one great laboratory of the arts, out of which more and more works were coming. This is where Baroque was born in the field of arts, and music was developing equally spectacularly. You can say that the Papal capital gave the world two music genres: independent instrumental music and the oratorio. The key person in the history of the both of them was Bernardo Pasquini. His oratorio on the passion of Christ, La sete di Cristo (Thirsting Christ) will be the highlight of the Good Friday programme of the Misteria Paschalia.