Ladies and Gentlemen,
the Polish Royal Opera would like to invite you to a concert prepared by our great artists to honour the 201st anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Moniuszko. Selected songs by Moniuszko will be performed by Aneta Łukaszewicz and Robert Gierlach accompanied by Krzysztof Trzaskowski playing piano.
The concert, being the final part of the Majówka z Moniuszką,, will be made available on the YouTube channel of the Polish Royal Opera on 5 May 2020 at 19:00. “My songbook will contain a selection of songs for one voice accompanied by piano. I tried to
choose poems by our best poets (…)”. This is how Moniuszko announced the publication of the first Home Songbook, which was finally published in 1843 in Vilnius. Six volumes were published during Moniuszko’s lifetime, while six others were published after the artist’s death – in total, the songbooks included 267 songs. The programme of the concert prepared by the Polish Royal Opera consists of fourteen songs. The beauty of their diversity manifests in their melodic shape and the depth of the text.
Prząśniczka (“The Spinner”), lyrics by J. Czeczot
Złota rybka (“The Goldfish”), lyrics by J. Zachariasiewicz
Czaty (“The Guard”), lyrics by Adam Mickiewicz
Dwie zorze (“Two Auroras”), lyrics by T. Lenartowicz
Żal dziewczyny (“A Girl’s Lament”), lyrics by E. Stürmer
Stary kapral (“The Old Corporal”), lyrics by P.- J. de Béranger, translated by Wł. Syrokomla
Polna różyczka (“Little Wild Rose”), lyrics by J. Grajnert based on J.W. von Goethe
Sen (“The Dream”), lyrics by M. Desbordes-Valmore, translated by M. Radziszewski
Dalibóg (“Verily”), lyrics by J. Massalski
Trzech budrysów (“Three Lithuanians”), lyrics by Adam Mickiewicz
Groźna dziewczyna (“Dangerous Girl”), lyrics by an unknown author
Pieśń wieczorna (“Evening Song”), lyrics by Wł. Syrokomla
Dziad i baba (“Old Man and Woman”), lyrics by J. I. Kraszewski
Znasz-li ten kraj (“Do you know this land?”), lyrics by Adam Mickiewicz
The event is organized as part of the e-celebration of the 201st anniversary of the birth of
Stanisław Moniuszko organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.