[Program NineThe Polish National Opera: Halka]

Bard Music Festival Presents

Program Nine
The Polish National Opera: Halka

Saturday, August 19

7 p.m. Preconcert Talk: Halina Goldberg

8 p.m. Performance: Amanda Majeski, soprano; Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, baritone; Liam Moran, bass-baritone; Tom McNichols, bass-baritone; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director; directed by Mary Birnbaum; scenic design by Grace Laubacher; lighting design by Anshuman Bhatia; costumes by Moe Schell; choreography by Adam Cates; Philip Colgan, Kimberlee Murray, KT Rose, and Jody Reynar, dancers

Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819–72), Halka (1858)
Halka (Warsaw version: 1858) (Wolski)

A performance of the first great Polish opera (something Chopin was continually expected to write), Moniuszko’s Halka, a work too frequently underrated outside of Poland.

Special support for this program is provided by the Polish Cultural Institute New York.


Coach transportation from New York City is available for performances on Friday, August 11, Sunday, August 13, Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20; packages are available.

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