MOZART DA CAMERA / PASIECZNIK – GIERLACH

6 June 2020, Saturday
Time 19:00
The Royal Theatre in the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw and the YouTube channel of the Polish Royal Opera

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“[…] I watched with great pleasure all those people hopping happily to the music of my Figaro, transformed into pleasant contradances and allemandes. Here, they talk about nothing else but Figaro. Figaro is played, sung, hummed, and whistled everywhere. No other opera arouses so much interest as Figaro, nothing but Figaro. For me, it is really a great honour!” – wrote Mozart from Prague in his letter dated 15 January 1787 addressed to his friend Gottfried von Jacquin in Vienna. We know, moreover, that the Prague premiere of Don Giovanni was similarly warmly received by the audience.

Mozart’s operas are full of parts that sound wonderfully also outside the scenic context. Here we can certainly include the signature arias and duets of the main protagonists, as Mozart was famous for his skill of shaping psychological portraits of his characters with music. Even those who do not know the libretto will notice the diversity of feelings and emotions captured in Susanna’s, Figaro’s, or Count Almaviva’s parts. Intriguing are the many faces of the cunning seducer Don Giovanni. Romantic dialogues also always fit the character of a person. How could we remain indifferent to the light and joyful, but so moving, “bird” duet of Papageno and Papagena?

Although the selected arias and duets will be performed without their usual opera entourage, the listener will surely experience their harmony and universal beauty, as well as a whole range of contexts and meanings, especially as the singers are the top-class artists Olga Pasiecznik and Robert Gierlach accompanied by the musicians of the Orchestra of the Polish Royal Opera. Chamber arrangements, prepared by Adam Mazurek and Rafał Kłoczko, are extremely well suited to the rich tradition of how Mozart’s works have been presented – since the times of Mozart himself, as we learn from the cited letter.

 

THE PROGRAMME

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Susanna and Figaro’s duet from Cinque, dieci, venti from Act I of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), arranged by A. Mazurek
Susanna’s aria Deh, vieni! Non tardar from Act IV of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Susanna and Count Almaviva’s duet Crudel! Perché finora farmi languir così? from Act III of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), arranged by R. Kłoczko
Figaro’s aria Non piu andrai from Act I of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), arranged by A. Mazurek
Susanna’s aria Un moto di gioia from Act II of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Divertimento in F major KV 138
Allegro – Andante – Presto

Don Giovanni and Zerlina’s duet Là ci darem la mano from Act I of Don Giovanni, arranged by A. Mazurek
Don Giovanni’s aria Deh, vieni alla finestra from Don Giovanni (with mandolin)
Don Giovanni’s aria Fin ch’han dal vino from Act I of Don Giovanni, arranged by A. Mazurek

Divertimento in D major KV 136
Allegro – Andante – Presto

Aria Nehmt meinen Dank KV 383
Aria Papagena Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja from Act I of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), arranged by A. Mazurek
Pamina and Papageno’s duet Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from Act I of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), arranged by R. Kłoczko
Papagena and Papageno’s duet Pa, pa, pa from Act II of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), arranged by A. Mazurek

 

PERFORMERS

OLGA PASIECZNIK SOPRANO

ROBERT GIERLACH BASS-BARITONE

 

MAŁGORZATA ZALEWSKA 1st VIOLIN
DOROTA KOMOROWSKA  2nd VIOLIN
DARIUSZ SMOLIŃSKI  VIOLA
ROBERT DACKO CELLO
WERONIKA SKOWRONEK-STAROWICZ FLUTE
MAREK ROSZKOWSKI  OBOE
ADAM MAZUREK CLARINET
MARCIN OSTAŁOWSKI  BASSOON
MIROSŁAW ZALEWSKI  MANDOLIN

ADAM MAZUREK, RAFAŁ KŁOCZKO MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT

 


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