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Chopin’s Opera – Fryderyk at the National Theatre contains essays on the musical, scenographic and literary phenomena presented in the exhibition under the same title held at the Fryderyk Chopin Museum (21 March to 25 June 2017). The texts by the exhibition curator, Anna Adamusińska-Tasak and Prof. Alina Żórawska-Witkowska, address such questions as Chopin’s lifelong passion for opera, which represented a powerful source of inspiration for his compositional output. They also describe the artistic and patriotic aspects of the thriving work of the National Theatre on Krasiński Square. Dr Katarzyna Lisiecka, meanwhile, presents issues relating to the setting of shows, the development of theatre machinery and the extraordinary, fairy-tale character of productions in those times. The iconographic material transports the reader to the National Theatre in Warsaw as it was known to the young Fryderyk, a great lover of opera.
Available in three languages: Polish, English and French.