Bastien und Bastienne

Classical music

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  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:00 PM

Bastien und Bastienne is an idyllic tale of love, a one-act singspiel, penned by young Mozart. Bastienne, suspecting that her beloved Bastien was cheating on her, asks for help soothsayer Colas, which leads to a confrontation between the lovers...

Youthful work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composed in 1768, allegedly at the request of the famous Viennese doctor - hypnotist Anton Mesmer as a satire of the 'pastoral' genre then prevalent, and specifically as a parody of the opera Le devin du village by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

A colouful, funny, idyllic work by young Mozart turns into true musical and stage gem at the stage of the Kraków Chamber Opera.

Staging and direction - Wacław Jankowski
Musical direction - Michał Łukasz Niżyński
Scenography, costiumes - Katarzyna Mucha
Choreography, stage movement - Jadwiga Leśniak-Jankowska

The performance on 16 June takes place in the frames of the Theatre Night; the time of the performance will be published soon

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