18.10.2015 –Jerzy Snakowski “Operetta’s Folly”. The evening Star of the concert–Jacek Laszczkowski

18.10.2015 –Jerzy Snakowski “Operetta’s Folly”. The evening Star of the concert–Jacek Laszczkowski

Jacek Laszczkowski in Stars Constellation at Krakowskie Przedmieście!

The concert of one of the most famous Polish tenors – Jacek Laszczkowski, inaugurated the activity of the new place at the music map in Warsaw – Krakowskie Przedmieście Auditoria of MTeatr. The remarkable singer gave his performance within the Jerzy Snakowski “Stars Constellation/Operetta’s Folly” series.

The set of renowned meetings of Jerzy Snakowski is a brilliant way to promote a little bit neglected music genre – operetta music. Each month, in a beautiful hall of the Central Agricultural Library at Krakowskie Przedmieście, the amazing concerts of remarkable opera and operetta artists will take place. They will also promote the promising practitioners of the vocalism.

Jerzy Snakowski, the connoisseur of music theatre, opera, operetta and musicals, gave the “Stars Constellation” meetings an interesting and dynamic formula. First part of the concert is a stage show, filled with conversation, live music, video recordings, reflections, anecdotes and jokes. The combination of an education and an entertainment is at the top level. It is the proposition for both, connoisseurs and amateurs.

The premiere meeting began with the short story of operetta and anecdotes about Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld”. Afterwards, it was a time for guests presentation. Jacek Laszczkowski was accompanied with young soprano – Aleksandra Wiwała, the graduate of Academy of Music in Łódź, that currently receives an education at Opera Academy by Polish National Opera, and gifted pianist, his daughter – Joanna Laszczkowska. During the conversation with Jerzy Snakowski, the evening star, that earned his recognition for his performances at such stages as: Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich,  Palais Garnier in Paris, Semperoper in Dresden, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London or La Scala in Milano, was talking about his artistic path and mentioned funny story concerning his voice.

  • During my studies, I was practicing my coloratura on the Count Almaviva aria from the Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” but I was keep failing – Jacek Laszczkowski said. – Once, I was honing the aria while I was taking the shower and suddenly the cold water ran from the tap. When my teeth started chattering, the coloratura finally was perfect. Because of that I won later on International Vocal Competition in Vercelli…

The concert was filled with the most beautiful arias and duets from the Kálmán’s “Gypsy Princess” and Lehár’s “Merry Widow” operettas as well as parts of Puccini’s “La Boheme” in which Aleksandra Wiwała gave an incredible show of her soprano.

In the second part of the concert, Jacek Laszczkowski’s performance of Tosti’s Neapolitan Songs was astonishing. The concert ended with the legendary duet Brindisi from Verdi’s Traviata opera.

The premiere concert “Stars constellation/Operetta’s Folly” ended with the standing ovations and audience’s applause.

19 października 2015
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