Among the most important projects implemented by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute as part of the celebration of the Year of Moniuszko there are recordings and albums. On the 15th February, the premiere of the first of them – Halka in the Italian language version – will take place.
160 years after its premiere, on the 24th August 2018, in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio, Halka in concert version was performed by the international group of artists. The concert was recognized by critics as a symbolic step towards the celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Moniuszko’s birth. It was also the first recorded interpretation of Moniuszko’s work on the period instruments.
Halka, recording from the rehearsals and the concert on the 21st-24th August 2018
Festival “Chopin and His Europe – from Chopin to Paderewski”
soloists: Tina Gorina (Halka) / Monika Ledzion-Porczyńska (Zofia Sofia) / Matheus Pompeu (Jontek) / Robert Gierlach (Janusz Gianni) / Rafał Siwek (Stolnik Alberto) / Karol Kozłowski (Lad Giovanotto)
soloists of the choir: Mateusz Stachura (Dziemba Gemba) / Kiryll Lepay (Guest, Piper; Contadino, Zampognaro) / Paweł Cichoński (Guest Contadino)
Choir of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic under the baton of Violetta Bielecka
Europa Galante under the direction of Fabio Biondi
The album published as part of the series Concerts frozen in time will be available from the 15th February on the website: sklep.nifc.pl