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Thursday Opera Matinee: Moniuszko's Halka

One of Poland's most loved operas, Halka was recorded at the 2018 Chopin and his Europe festival in Warsaw.

One of Poland's most loved operas, Halka was recorded at last year's Chopin and his Europe festival in Warsaw.

The story is of village girl Halka who, despite the love of local lad Jontek, falls into the clutches of lecherous nobleman Janusz. He makes her pregnant but then abandons her; the baby dies and when, in her grief, she learns that Janusz has become engaged, she plots her revenge

2.00pm
Moniuszko: Halka (opera in four acts, sung in Italian)
Tina Gorina, soprano - Halka
Monika Ledzion-Porczynska, soprano - Zofia
Matheus Pompeu, tenor - Jontek
Robert Gierlach, baritone - Janusz
Rafal Siwek, bass - Stolnik
Karol Kozlowski, tenor - Wieśniak
Krzysztof Szyfman, bass - Dziemba
Mateusz Stachura, baritone - Dudarz, Goście
Pawel Cichonski, tenor - Goście
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Chorus
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, conductor

4.05pm
Chopin: Ballade no.3 in A flat
Alexei Lubimov, fortepiano

4.15pm
Ries: Variations on Rule Britannia
Wilms: Variations on Wilhelmus Van Nassauwe
Tobias Koch, fortepiano
Concerto Koln
Gianluca Capuano, conductor

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