Playing with the Opera


Prior to the stage première of his chamber opera, “Martha’s Garden”, Cezary Duchnowski announced surprises for the audience. He kept his word. To the astonishment of some and the amusement of others, the opera was started a number of times during the Sunday performance. The composer told his performers to start “once again from the beginning,” which was communicated to the audience by turning the lights on, a signal and the instruction to turn off mobile phones. Playing with convention was one of the manifestations of Duchnowski’s distanced attitude to traditional forms of opera staging. The musicians distributed on stage involuntarily draw the audience’s attention to their performative actions. However, acting tasks were only given to the soloist (Agata Zubel) and actor (Eryk Lubos). The plot presented on stage, resulting from the libretto, did not influence the narration as much as the course of the musical parts and the visual layer (visualizations by Maciej Walczak) corresponding to the libretto.

Pozostałe aktualności:

(Polski) Poszukujemy osoby do pracy w Dziale Sponsoringu i Pozyskiwania Środków
WROCŁAW – EUROPEJSKĄ STOLICĄ KULTURY 2016!!!
(Polski) Podsumowanie festiwalu Musica Electronica Nova w Radiowej Dwójce
(Polski) Muzyka to nie wszystko. Rozmowa z Pierrem Jodlowskim
(Polski) Serwisy internetowe podsumowują festiwal MEN 2011
(Polski) Współczesne smaki
Electronica in the Synagogue
I never wear borrowed clothes – an interview with Eivind Aarset
(Polski) Opera nova. Po premierze „Ogrodu Marty” Cezarego Duchnowskiego
(Polski) Serwisy internetowe o Festiwalu Musica Electronica Nova
Praised Interpretation
(Polski) Zapraszamy na otwarcie interaktywnej instalacji IterEter
A Taste for Opera. Interview with composer Cezary Duchnowski
(Polski) „Tworzę, by pokazać marzenia” – rozmowa z Pierrem Jodlowskim
The Harpsichord Can Do Anything. An interview with Elżbieta Chojnacka
The Ultimate Saxophone
I would not call myself a harpsichordist at all – interview with E. Chojnacka
Sounds of Nature for Inauguration
(Polski) Elektroniczne dźwięki w ogrodzie
(Polski) Najnowsze publikacje na temat festiwalu MEN 2011
men@nfm.wroclaw.pl      +48 71 343 85 28
Strategic Sponsor: 
Main Sponsor: 
Organizer: 
Co-organizer:                  

Gold Sponsor:         
Bronze Sponsor:                                           
Translations:                
Festival Club: 
Patronage:   
Media patron:   
Partners: