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The Castle Opera in Szczecin

Alicja w Krainie Czarów

Alice in Wonderland,
photo Piotr Gamdzyk, Opera na Zamku w Szczecinie

Alicja w Krainie Czarów
Alice in Wonderland,
photo Piotr Gamdzyk, Opera na Zamku w Szczecinie

Opera na Zamku in Szczecin cooperates with the most outstanding producers, known all over the world. The artistic team consists of more than 100 people, including solo singers, an orchestra, a choir and a ballet team. It is a modern reconstructed theatre, where musicals, operas, operettas and ballet performances are presented in various languages. On the stage of Opera na Zamku, you can see Polish and world premieres, which have garnered the appreciation of Polish and foreign critics.

Events

‘Four Seasons’, based on the music of A. Vivaldi – an interactive dance and music performance for children (1-5 years old) as part of the ‘Polish-German Theatre Network’ project (theater-pom.net)
2019, Schwedt
The 2nd Summer Opera Festival
2019, Świnoujście, Kołobrzeg
‘War Requiem’ by Benjamin Britten
2018, Szczecin, Berlin, Klaipėda, Greifswald
International Festival of Contemporary Dance – Tanztendenzen
2018, Szczecin, Schwerin, Greifswald
The ballet performance ‘Children From the ZOO Station’ as part of the ‘Polish-German Theatre Network’ project (theater-pom.net)
2018, Stralsund
‘The Turn of the Screw’ by Benjamin Britten
2018, Petersburg
‘Pajace’ by R. Leoncavallo, within the ‘Trans-Opera – Increasing local culture and social operators trans-border capacity with opera’ project
2018, Szczecin
‘The Turn of the Screw’ by Benjamin Britten, as part of the 24th Bydgoszcz Opera Festival
2017, Bydgoszcz
The 1st Summer Opera Festival
2018, Kołobrzeg, Świnoujście, Siemczyno
Ballet performance: ‘The Hunt for Witches’, choreographed by Cathy Marston
2016, Kielce

Prizes

The 13th Jan Kiepura Theater Awards (statuettes were awarded to: Robert Glumbek – Best Choreography, ‘Children From the ZOO Station’; Karolina Cichy-Szromnik – Best Dancer [Other Dance Forms] – Christiane F. in ‘Children From the ZOO Station’; Bożena Bujnicka – Best Singer’s Debut – Iris in L. Petitgirard's ‘Guru’; Rafał Pawnuk – Best Singer’s Debut – Guglielmo in W.A. Mozart's ‘Così Fan Tutte’)
2020, Warsaw
The 13th Jan Kiepura Theater Awards (statuettes were awarded to: Robert Glumbek - the best choreography, "Children from the ZOO station", Karolina Cichy-Szromnik - the best dancer (other dance forms) - Christiane F. in "Children from the ZOO station", Bożena Bujnicka - the singer's best debut - Iris in L. Petitgirard's "Guru", Rafał Pawnuk - the singer's best debut, Guglielmo in W.A. Mozart's "Così fan tutte")
2019, Warsaw
The 12th Jan Kiepura Theater Awards (statuettes went to Agata Uchman - for costumes for the play "Crazy for You" and Maciej Glaza, who was recognized as the best dancer in the category "other dance forms")
2018, Warsaw
Amber Rings (Amber Ring from the jury for the best performance of the 2017/2018 season for ‘Children From the ZOO Station’, staged and choreographed by Robert Glumbek)
2018, Szczecin
The 11th Jan Kiepura Theater Awards (statuette in the Best Peformance category for 2016. It was awarded to the first Polish production of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ by Benjamin Britten under the musical direction of Jerzy Wołosiuk, directed by Natalia Babińska, awards also for: Best Director – Natalia Babińska (’The Turn of the Screw’), Best Set Design – Martyna Kander, Best Contemporary Dancer – Paweł Wdówka (‘The Hunt for Witches’), Best Contemporary Dancer — Karolina Cichy-Szromnik (‘The Hunt for Witches’)
2017, Warsaw
The X Jan Kiepura Theater Music Award (statuette for Jacek Tyski in the Best Choreographer category for the ballet performance ‘Alice in Wonderland’)
2016, Warsaw
International Classical Music Awards (CD with a recording of Stanisław Moniuszko's opera ‘Verbum Nobile’ performed by the musicians of Opera na Zamku)
2013, Munich
Performance

Alice in Wonderland

Company

The Castle Opera in Szczecin

Credits

  • Jacek Tyski Choreographer
  • Jerzy Wołosiuk Music director
  • Przemysław Zych Music
  • Przemysław Zych Script
  • Jacek Tyski Script
  • Robert Majkut Scenery designer
  • Marta Fiedler Costume designer
  • Christian Sellin Lighting director
  • Cyprian Piwowarski Multimedia projections

Performance synopsis

The Castle Opera in Szczecin’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is a world-premiere ballet based on the novel by Lewis Carroll, commissioned with a full symphony orchestra. A performance for children from five years of age. A story about the fight between good and evil and true friendship, expressed in dance and music, and with rich composition using modern techniques. The most talented Polish artists of the young generation took care to build a land from the world of children’s imaginations. The performance was awarded a 2015 Best Choreographer Award for Jacek Tyski.

Duration100" Crew *30 Artists19
Premiere 2015-05-30, Szczecin
Audiencechildren

* cast plus technical support

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Promotional details
  • The commission and premiere of the ballet ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Przemysław Zych in choreography by Jacek Tyski was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "‘Collections’ program – priority ‘Composing Commissions’, carried out by the Institute of Music and Dance.
  • The commission and premiere of the ballet ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Przemysław Zych in choreography by Jacek Tyski was co-financed by the Self-Government of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.
  • The patron of the commission and premiere of the ballet ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Przemysław Zych in choreography by Jacek Tyski was the company OT LOGISTICS – Patron of the Szczecin Castle Opera in the 2014/2015 season.
  • The commission and premiere of the ballet ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Przemysław Zych in choreography by Jacek Tyski was co-financed by the Self-Government of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.
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