In the 80s the stage became one of Mr. Krauze's greatest fascinations.

That prompted him to write five operas: The Star (1981), Balthasar (2001), Yvonne Princess of Burgundy (2004), Polieukt (2010), The Trap (2011) and Olympia of Gdansk (2015). These operas were produced by theaters in the following cities: Mannheim, Paris, Lille, Hamburg, Warsaw, Wroclaw and Gdansk. The librettos for these operas are based on theater plays of three great Polish writers: Helmut Kajzar, Stanislaw Wyspianski and Witold Gombrowicz. Their musical expression comes directly from the words. Libretto of the newest opera - Olympia of Gdansk was written by Krystyna and Blaise de Obaldia.

 


Iwona, księżniczka Burgunda, próba w Studiu Koncertowym im. Lutosławskiego, Warszawa, 17 listopada 2004 (cz. I)


Iwona, księżniczka Burgunda, próba w Studiu Koncertowym im. Lutosławskiego, Warszawa, 17 listopada 2004 (cz. II)

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