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Operetta

Countess Maritza

Operetta in three acts
Emmerich Kálmán
Paweł Aigner
Tomasz Tokarczyk
3 hours 5 minutes

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duration
3 hours 5 minutes | 1 intermission
composer
Emmerich Kálmán
libretto
Julius Brammer, Alfred Grünwald
World premiere
Vienna, Theater an der Wien, 28 February 1924
Polish premiere
Warsaw, 16 January 1924
premiere at the Krakow Opera
24 February 2017
description
“Countess Maritza”, the second success of the Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmána after “The Gipsy Princess”, secured him a permanent place among the most outstanding operetta authors of the 20th century. The piece tells about true love, free from any dependencies, such as property, position in the society or the social hierarchy, although these circumstances are discussed here most. Therefore, the piece is pretty enjoyable, as it incorporates the yearnings of a huge part of the humankind. Moreover, Kálmán seduces with effective melodies, coloured with Hungarian folklore and Gypsy tunes. Most arias and duets have detached from the original work and gained individual popularity, like Maritza’s csardas “I hear Gipsy violins”, the duet of Maritza and Zsupan “Let's Go to Varasdin” or the evergreen aria “Play Gipsy”.

Spectacular music, beautiful voices, a funny intrigue, gentle humour, rich costumes with sublime details, and a wonderfully distant world that brings joy and consolation.

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poster by
Andrzej Pągowski

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producers
Set Designer: Ryszard Melliwa
Costume Designer: Zofia de Ines
Choreographer: Jarosław Staniek
Lighting Designer: Dariusz Pawelec
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Category A
Marshal’s Balcony
120 zł
Amphitheatre Rows IV-IX
85 zł
Amphitheatre Rows I-III and X-XII
65 zł
Amphitheatre Side seats and rows XIII - XIV, Right-hand and left-hand side boxes (level 1), Balcony level II rows I and II
40 zł
Balcony level II Rows III and IV
30 zł
Attention! Visible ticket prices are valid for performances within the regular repertoire of the Krakow Opera.

Different ticket prices apply for special, pre-premiere and morning shows. There are also discounts for disabled people. Detailed information can be found in the Pricelist.