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Program NineThe Polish National Opera: Halka

August 19, 2017

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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.