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Król Roger: Karol Szymanowski

Présentation by The Cultural Service of the polish Ambassy in Belgium

Karol Szymanowski finished writing his opera Król Roger in 1924 after a long stay in Sicily and North Africa, basing the work on a libretto by his cousin and friend, the writer Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz. Closer to an oratorio than an opera, due to its spiritual subject matter and formal structure, the work bears testimony to Szymanowski’s great richness of language. It reflects both the harmonic and orchestral innovations of the beginning of the 20th century and the influence of French Impressionist music, the last German Romantics and the Oriental style.

The opera is presented in concert.

Source of the information:

Production La Monnaie / De Munt

Co-presentation Festival van Vlaanderen-Brussel

Part of International Cultural Programme of the Polish EU Presidency

In collaboration with Instytut Adama Mickiewicza (Warszawa)

With the support of Cultural service of the Polish Embassy

Gala Concert

On Friday september 9th, 6.30 PM at La Monnaie-De Munt Royal Opera House (Brussels)


On Saturday september 10th, 6.30 PM  at La Monnaie-De Munt Royal Opera House (Brussels)