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Work: King Roger, (Król Roger) Op.46

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ComposerSzymanowski, Karol (1882-1937)
Period20th century
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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SavonlinnaKing Roger

Savonlinna Opera Festival
Szymanowski: King Roger, (Król Roger) Op.46
Ville Matvejeff; Krystian Lada; Didzis Jaunzems; Karol Kozłowski; Fredrik Zetterström; Helena Juntunen
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Swedish première of Szymanowski’s King Roger in Stockholm

King Roger by the Royal Swedish Opera © Sören Vilks
Elin Rombo shines in a co-production of King Roger with the Royal Swedish Opera and Teatr Wielki, in Warsaw
***11
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Sicilian inspiration: King Roger arrives in Sydney

Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd) © Keith Saunders
It's the libretto's equivocation that has denied King Roger the frequency of performance that its music deserves.
****1
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Exploring the inner levels of the mind: Szymanowski's Król Roger

Kasper Holten’s production does an impressive job of exploring the concepts of Szymanowski's Król Roger – perhaps more psychologically than philosophically. It’s a production well worth exploring.
****1
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Ein König in der Glaubenskrise: Król Roger an der Oper Frankfurt

Król Roger © Monika Rittershaus
Sylvain Cambreling dirigiert einen musikalisch beeindruckenden Król Roger an der Oper Frankfurt.
****1
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In Gold gefasste Seelenqualen: Król Roger in Graz

Kay Stiefermann (Roger II.), Andrzej Lampert (Der Hirte) © Werner Kmetitsch
Starke Bilder und vielschichtigen Klang gibt es bei der Grazer Erstaufführung von Karol Szymanowskis Oper zu erleben.
****1
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