Note
This page is dedicated to the Warsaw, Poland opera production of October 2014
See this Page for the Bregenz, Austria opera production of July 2013

See this page for the Welsh National Opera production 2016/2017
See this Page for general information about the opera


Official Opera Poster
(Click image for full size)


Opera Program
(Click image for PDF file)


Click Images or Click Here for a Slideshow (music by Andrzej Czajkowski from String Quartet No. 2)
(Courtesy Krzysztof Bielinski)



Opera Performances at the Warsaw Wielki Theatre (October 2014)
The dates of performances of The Merchant of Venice (Kupiec Wenecki in Polish) at the Warsaw (Poland) Wielki Theatre took place on October 24, 26, 28, and October 30. Click Here for the cast of the opera (PDF file in Polish); Click Here for a cast poster (PDF file in Polish).


Lester Lynch as Shylock (Photo: Krzysztof Bielinski)

Programs related to The Merchant of Venice (Warsaw, Poland - October 2014)
The following table lists known video and radio programs centric to The Merchant of Venice (Kupiec Wenecki). This table will be updated as other programs become available.

Subject
Source
Note
To View
Trailer posted by Opera Narodowa YouTube 30 seconds long Click Here
Promo posted by Opera Narodowa YouTube 15 seconds long (pl) Click Here
Grand Theatre Foyer Program Veedo 100 seconds long (pl) Click Here
Keith Warner Interview Part 1 Veedo 51 seconds long (en) Click Here
Keith Warner Interview Part 2 Veedo 65 seconds long (en) Click Here
Keith Warner Interview Part 3 Veedo 49 seconds long (en) Click Here
TVN Promo of the opera YouTube 60 seconds long (pl) Click Here
Polish Radio Program 1 mp3 file 8 minutes long (pl) Click Here
Polish Radio Program 2 mp3 file 27 minutes long (pl) Click Here
Polish Radio Program 3 mp3 file 13 minutes long (pl) Click Here

Opera Reviews and Articles
Below is a sampling of reviews and comments generated by the opera performances. Virtually all of these listings are in Polish.

Source
Link
Ruch Muzyczny - December 12, 2014 (pl) Click Here
New York Times - November 17, 2014 (en) Click Here
Hanna Milewska for Hi Fi i Muzyka - November 15, 2014 (pl) Click Here
e-gazeta teatralna Blog - November 2, 2014 (pl) Click Here
Ewa Wojciechowska Blog - October 29, 2014 (pl) Click Here
Opera czyli boski idiotyzm - October 29, 2014 (pl) Click Here
tvkultura.pl website - October 28, 2014 (ru) Click Here
Gazeta.pl Warszawa website - October 27, 2014 (pl) Click Here
wyborcza.pl website - October 27, 2014 (pl) Click Here
teatrdlawas.pl website - October 26, 2014 (pl) Click Here
Polityka, Doroty Szwarcman Blog - October 25, 2014 (pl) Click Here
teatrdlawas.pl website - October 25, 2014 (pl) Click Here
natemat.pl website - October 25, 2014 (pl) Click Here
Culture.pl website - October 24, 2014 (pl) Click Here
Gazeta.pl Warszawa website - October 24, 2014 (pl) Click Here
Gazeta.pl Warszawa website - October 23, 2014 (pl) Click Here
dzieje.pl Portal Historyczny webpage - October 23, 2014 (pl) Click Here
Gazeta.pl Warszawa - September 3, 2014 (pl) Click Here
The Arts in Europe (New York Times) - September 3, 2014 (en) Click Here



Lionel Friend Blog (May 2014)
Conductor Lionel Friend, who is the music director/conductor for the opera performances in Warsaw, mentions the opera on his May 2014 blog. Click Here for the original and complete blog (pdf file). Click image below for larger version.


Celebration Concert featuring André Tchaikowsky compositions
Wielki Theatre just announced: "Premiere Prelude / Concerts of Composers of Season 2014/2015," with works by Andrzej Czajkowski. The concert will take place at Teatr Wielki on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8 pm (20 hr). For details, Click Here (English) or Click Here (Polish). This concert includes:

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Julian Paprocki - clarinet
Maciej Grzybowski - piano

Inventions for Piano

Maciej Grzybowski - piano

Seven Sonnets of Shakespeare

Urszula Kryger - mezzo-soprano
Maciej Grzybowski - piano

Opera Cast for the Warsaw, Poland Production (October 2014)
The following is a summary of the cast for the Warsaw, Poland production of The Merchant of Venice.


Music Director/Conductor
Lionel Friend (website)


Stage Director
Keith Warner (website)


Designer
Ashley Martin-Davis (website)


Light
Davy Cunningham (website)


Chorus of Teatr Wielki - Polish
National Opera (website)


Orchestra of Teatr Wielki - Polish
National Opera (website)


Dariusz Machej (website)
Duke of Venice (Bass)


Christopher Robson (website)
Antonio (Countertenor)


Charles Workman (website)
Bassanio (Tenor)


Adrian Clarke
Salerio (Bass-Baritone)


Rafal Pawnuk
(website)
Solanio (Bass-Baritone)


Philip Smith
Gratiano (Bass-Baritone)


Jason Bridges (website)
Lorenzo (Tenor)


Lester Lynch (website)
Shylock (Baritone)


Marisol Montalvo (website)
Jessica (Soprano)


Sarah Castle
Portia (Mezzosoprano)


Verena Gunz
Nerissa (Mezzosoprano)


Katarzyna Trylnik (website)
A boy (Soprano)


Juliusz M. Kubiak (website)
Duke of Arragon/Freud

Greg Lockett (website)
Duke of Morocco


Opera Academy (website)
Aragon and Morocco



Members of the Chorus
(website)
People of Venice