NewsKrzysztof Penderecki becomes an Honorary Citizen of Krakow!
Add date: Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Today (the 12th of June), members of the Council of the City of Krakow decided to grant – at the request of the Mayor of the City of Krakow – the title of Honorary Citizen of the Capital Royal City of Krakow to one of the greatest contemporary composers and conductors, Krzysztof Penderecki. The vote took place at the beginning of the session of the Council of the City of Krakow.
Add date: Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Handel’s Rodelinda in the Opera Rara
Add date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013
On the 13th of June, this year’s second Opera Rara concert will take place. George Frideric Handel’s Rodelinda will be performed as interpreted by the excellent soloists, Karina Gauvin (Rodelinda), Franco Fagiola (Bertarido), Carl Allemano (Grimoaldo), Ugo Guagliardo (Garibaldo), Marina De Liso (Eduige) and Filippo Minecci (Unulfo), and Capella Cracoviensis under Jan Romasz Adamus.
Add date: Tuesday, 7 May 2013
‘I believe that I am a professional, I love what I do, and I feel I am in my element when I work. I wanted to be a singer and I am. It was my dream, so my job is not really just a job. I would never want to fall into a routine. And it is not difficult to do. A large number of concerts can be tiring, and so can travelling. I should rest more, give my voice time to relax. Psychological comfort is the most important, so I look for moments of absolute freedom, when I can gather my strength, get down to a new score, and prepare for my next projects,’ says Julia Lezhneva in an interview conducted by Polish Radio Two reporter Marcin Majchrowski, featured in the Art&Business magazine.
Add date: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Julia Lezheva – twenty-three-year-old Russian soprano hailed by Le Figaro as the “new Callas” – is already a world-famous star. Her debut album Alleluia, including Baroque motets of Vivaldi, Händel, and Porpora, was released by the Decca concern, with which the artist has signed an exclusive contract. The album comprises eighteen tracks and Lezhneva delights with her extraordinary timbre in each of them. The tracks include Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate – a piece Lezhneva says she has performed since she was a child.