Ladies and Gentlemen,

This Monday we will celebrate the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of 3rd May. Europe’s first document of this kind, written in 1791, defined […] the need for a strong state and its institutions, the republican view of the state as a common good and acting for the benefit of the Polish raison d’état and national interest, emphasized Piotr Gliński, Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sports.

The Polish Royal Opera joins the celebrations of this important occasion, remembering the excellent, and today somewhat forgotten, early Polish music. We cordially invite you to listen to the concert version of Maciej Kamieński’s opera Słowik (‘The Nightingale’). The event will be available on the YouTube channel of the Polish Royal Opera on the 3rd of May at 19:00.

The work of the Polish national composer, active at the court of King Stanisław August Poniatowski, evokes the sound of idyllic folklore with the charming rhythms of the Oberek, Mazurka and Polonaise, while the Old Polish text brings back the atmosphere of the times when the idea of ​​the Constitution was born.

One of the main roles will be performed by the young soprano Sonia Warzyńska-Dettlaff. The artist was honoured with the award of the Director of the Polish Royal Opera, Andrzej Klimczak, during the 1st Bogdan Paprocki Vocal Competition in Bydgoszcz.

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