Legenda Bałtyku (Feliks Nowowiejski) – dossier

Opera in 3 acts

By Feliks Nowowiejski

Libretto: Waleria Szalay-Groele, Krystyna Jeżewska

First performed: Poznań, Poland, 28 November 1924, conducted by Piotr Stermich-Valcrociata, directed by Stanisław Tarnawski, décor by Stanisław Jarocki, choreographed by Maksymilian Statkiewicz

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SYNOPSIS

CHARACTERS

  • DOMAN, young fisherman (tenor): Kazimierz Czarnecki
  • MESTWIN, farmer (bass): Karol Urbanowicz
  • BOGNA, his daughter, Doman’s lover (soprano): Irena Cywinska
  • SWATAWA, young fisherman’s wife (mezzo-soprano): Aleksandra Szafrańzka
  • TOMIR, fisherman, Doman’s friend (baritone): Jan Romejko
  • LUBOR, old amber dealer (bass-baritone): Gabryel Górski
  • SAMBOR, fisherman (tenor): Aleka Klichowski
  • Voice of the thunder god PERUN (baritone): Zygmunt Zawroski
  • JURATA, Princess of Vineta (silent role, dancer): H. Majchrzakéwna

SETTING: The Baltic Sea coast, 8th -9th centuries AD