“Yemaya – Queen of the Seas” – family opera by Zygmunt Krauze

Yemaya – Queen of the Seas is another work that in October 2019 joins the repertoire of the Wrocław Opera, and its addressee is everyone, including entire families. This is a special position, which is supposed to fulfill not only cultural and popularizing functions among children and families, but also to build relationships based on mutual sensitivity to beauty and other people. In addition, the premiere of the opera is part of the policy of promoting the work of Polish composers, which is one of the main aspirations of the Wrocław Opera. The new opera by Zygmunt Krauze was created specially for the Wrocław Opera.

As the librettist writer Małgorzata Sikorska – Miszczuk writes: “Yemaya – Queen of the Seas, is a story about father and son. Six-year history hero, Omar, loves his father and the father loves him. However, the father does not accept his delicacy and spirituality in his son. He believes that in these cruel times we live in, such qualities are unmanly. Omar, who is brought up without a mother, learns that for his father, who Omar is, is unacceptable. He learns to hide himself from the father – the only person he has in his life. For Omar, the whole world has a soul. Omar looks after and talks to the flowers on the balcony. They are his only friends. ”

The premiere performance took place on October 1, 2019 at the Wrocław Opera.

Next scheduled performances in the 2019/2020 season:

2/10/2019 Wednesday / 11:00; 19:00
Zygmunt Krauze, directed by H. Marasz

6/10/2019 Sunday / 12:00
Zygmunt Krauze, directed by H. Marasz

1/3/2020 Sunday / 12:00
Zygmunt Krauze, directed by H. Marasz


The opera will also be performed at the Szczecin Philharmonic on October 20, 2019. More information at: Szczecin Philharmonic.


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Yemaya – Queen of the Seas

Directed by: Hanna Marasz
Set design: Matylda Kotlińska
Costumes: Anna Sekuła
Choreography: Łukasz Ożga
Lighting director: Tomasz Filipiak


Yemaya – Bożena Bujnicka *, Maria Rozynek-Banaszak
Omar – Helena Czech, Oskar Gomółka, Tymoteusz Gaura
Father – Jacek Jaskuła, Tomasz Rudnicki
Shark – Bartłomiej Kłos *, Jakub Michalski
Manta – Barbara Bagińska, Dorota Dutkowska
Fiołek – Hanna Sosnowska, Aleksander Zuchowicz
Balcony – Maciej Krzysztyniak, Tomasz Rudnicki
Piece of Earth – Edward Kulczyk, Jędrzej Tomczyk
Stone – Bolesław Słowiński
Heart of the Ocean – Radosław Żukowski

* – featuring

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund under the “Composer Orders” program implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance.