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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Warsaw, Poland

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A musical celebration of Polish Independence

Jacek Kaspszyk © ICA Artists
Warsaw Philharmonic celebrates the 100th anniversary of Polish independence with performances of great local composers – Lutoslawski, Szymanowski and Szabelski – and Debussy’s La Mer for good measure.
****1
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A tawdry travesty of a Traviata in Warsaw

La traviata © Krzysztof Bieliński
Mariusz Treliński's Traviata had nothing to do with Dumas, Piave or Verdi. It's as if he confused La Dame aux camélias with Lulu.
**111
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Tristan triumphs but Isolde languishes in Warsaw

Given the spate of visually distracting, if not irksome productions which seem to blight the opera world these days, there is something to be said for concert performances.
****1
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No mercy for Ivo Van Hove’s Clemenza

Strong musical performances, but Ivo Van Hove’s Powerpoint presentation of Clemenza at the Teatr Wielki is out of focus.
****1
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Ivo Pogorelić at the Chopin Festival in Warsaw

Ivo Pogorelić’s return to Warsaw thirty-five years after his triumphant failure in the 1980 International Chopin Piano Competition should have been an occasion for great expectations. Sadly it was more like Hard Times.
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A remarkable Tchaikovsky Polish in Warsaw

Although nominally a Polish Festival celebrating the music of Frédéric Chopin, there was lots of Tchaikovsky on offer at this year’s event. Leading the foreign charge was the Russian National Orchestra under the direction of their mercurial maestro Mikhail Pletnev.
***11
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