The Krakow Opera, established in 1954, has been proving its importance from season to season, thanks to the excellent quality of its artistic endeavours. Throughout the years, the Opera has worked with some of the world’s and Poland’s most outstanding artists, including the conductors:
Kazimierz Kord, Antoni Wicherek, Robert Satanowski, Jerzy Katlewicz, Ewa Michnik, Wojciech Michniewski, Andrzej Straszynski, Tadeusz Kozlowski, Jan Latham-Koenig, and Aurelio Canonici, the producers: Tadeusz Kantor, Lidia Zamkow, Marek Weiss-Grzesinski, and Laco Adamik, and stage designers: Jozef Szajna, Andrzej Kreutz Majewski, Kazimierz Wisniak, Krystyna Zachwatowicz, and Zofia de Ines. The audience of the Krakow Opera have witnessed the debuts of such acclaimed singers as Jadwiga Rappe, Jadwiga Romanska, Teresa Zylis-Gara, Wieslaw Ochman, Boleslaw Pawlus, Kazimierz Pustelak, Roman Wegrzyn and many more.
The Opera is one of the few institutions in the city that had had to put up with the lack of its own venue for decades and had therefore performed on various city stages. Finally, on 13 December, with Devils of Loudun – Krzyszof Penderecki first work, the Krakow Opera’s new house was inaugurated. This modern building houses the Main Stage which seats an audience of the audience view of the Main Stage 760, the Chamber Stage which seats 150, as well as a restaurant.
The Krakow Opera’s repertoire includes the world’s and Poland’s greatest operatic works, ballet performances, operettas, and music shows directed at young audiences. It stages around 200 performances a year, with 98% of seats occupied.
Address: 48 Lubicz Street