Skip to main content

Philip Glass

The Trial

A chamber opera in which the Oscar nominee Philip Glass used well the metaphor of human loneliness and weakness from the dark novel by Franz Kafka.
Duration
ok. 2 godz. 30 min
(w tym jedna przerwa)
Place
Main hall
Ticket price

35-85 zł

Philip Glass

The Trial

The premiere

19 / 01 / 2019
Description

POLISH PREMIERE

Joseph K. – contemporary to us. Wealthy, educated, achieved professional and social success. And still, something is bothering him. He looks at himself in the reality as if it was a mirror, and the reality hassles him. Mediocre relationships, mediocre people. In this mirror, he for himself also feels mediocre. And there is no way out from this situation. He feels trapped. He feels guilty…

The metaphor of human loneliness and weakness from the dark novel by Franz Kafka was well used in his chamber opera by the famous contemporary composer Philip Glass, an Oscar nominee a Golden Globe winner. The premiere of The Trial took place in Royal Opera House in London in 2014 in co-production with Music Theatre Wales. The libretto was written by a distinguished director and scriptwriter, an Oscar winner, Christopher Hampton. Typical for the music in The Trial is great tension. Philip Glass, thrifty as regards the means of music message, uses repetitions, rhythms increasing the sense of fear and absurd: “I think of my chamber operas as if they were neutron bombs – small but with huge fire power”.

Projekt plakatu: Lex Drewiński

About the show

A chamber opera in 2 acts to the libretto of Christopher Hampton based on the novel by Franz Kafka.

The original language version with Polish and German subtitles

The performances are based on the materials of Chester Music Ltd. publishing house and with the consent of Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc.

The world premiere

The Music Theatre Wales, London, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, October 10, 2014

The Polish premiere

The Opera at the Castle in Szczecin, January 19, 2019

30 minutes before the show and during the intermission we invite you for the film introduction to the show. Location: J. Nieżychowski Minor Hall, duration: ca. 15 minutes.

Theatre staff

Kierownictwo muzyczneJerzy Wołosiuk

ReżyseriaPia Partum

Scenografia,
multimedia,
reżyseria światełWojciech Puś

KostiumyWojciech Dziedzic

Ruch scenicznyAgnieszka Dmochowska-Sławiec

Asystent dyrygentaMateusz Rusowicz

Asystent kostiumografaEmil Wysocki

Cast

Józef K                                                               Christian Oldenburg

Panna Bürstner | Leni                                       Anna Farysej 

Pani Grubach                                                     Gosha Kowalinska

Praczka (żona Woźnego sądowego)                Sandra Klara Januszewska

Titorelli | Siepacz | Student (Bertold)               Pavlo Tolstoy 

Strażnik 1 (Franz)                                               Piotr Zgorzelski 

Block                                                                   Marcin Scech 

Woźny sądowy | Adwokat Huld                        Tomasz Łuczak 

Strażnik 2 (Willem) | Sędzia śledczy                 Janusz Lewandowski 

Ksiądz                                                                  Rafał Pawnuk 

Inspektor | Wuj Albert                                        Andrew Robert Munn

Asystent                                                              Dawid Safin

Dyrektor kancelarii                                             Dariusz Hibler 

Głosy zza sceny                                                 Anna Farysej 
                                                                             Gosha Kowalinska
                                                                             Marcin Scech
                                                                             Dawid Safin 




 

Statyści                                                               Monika Gałczyk-Lewicka
                                                                             Małgorzata Kieć 
                                                                             Maria Karhel
                                                                             Kateryna Tsebriy
                                                                             Justyna Zawilińska
                                                                              Dariusz Hibler 
                                                                              Adam Kacperski 
                                                                              Dawid Safin
                                                                              Piotr Urban 



 

Orkiestra Opery na Zamku

Dyrygent                                                              Jerzy Wołosiuk 

Inspicjentka                                                         Katarzyna Berowska 

Dyrekcja Opery na Zamku w Szczecinie zastrzega sobie prawo do zmian w obsadach i repertuarze.