Legenda Bałtyku

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Legenda Bałtyku ("The Legend of the Baltic") is a 1924 Polish opera by Feliks Nowowiejski. It is a neo-romantic nationalist opera.

Legenda Bałtyku premiered in Poznań, Poland, on 28 November 1924.[1][2] Opera Poznan staged the opera in 1955 and Lodz Opera Company staged it in 1965.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

The plot concerns the task set for the poor fisherman Doman (tenor) by Mestwin, the father of the maiden Bogna - to obtain the ring of Queen Jurata whose kingdom lies in the depths of the Baltic Sea. The second act aria of Doman "Czy ty mnie kochasz, o dziewczyno?" (Do you love me oh girl?") is still occasionally performed in recitals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostdeutscher Literatur-Anzeiger - Volume 14 1968 - Page 222 "Die neoromantische Oper „Legenda Baltyku" wird am 28. 11. 1924 in Posen uraufgeführt."
  2. ^ Tricia Cusack Art and Identity at the Water's Edge 2012 - Page 41 "In 1919, he composed A Hymn to the Baltic; in 1924, the Poznan Opera House staged the premiere of his Legend of the Baltic; in 1935, a Sea Songbook with his thirty-four sea songs was published."
  3. ^ Theatre in Poland: 1965 - Volume 7 - Page 34 "To celebrate its tenth anniversarv the Lodz Opera Company staged Legenda Baltyku (The Legend of the Baltic) by Feliks Nowowiejski (directed by Antoni Majak, with stage settings by Stanislaw Jarocki, music conducted by Zygmunt music conducted by Zygmunt Latoszewski and choreography by Feliks Parnell) with three different casts. "
  4. ^ Józef Borzyszkowski The Kashubs, Pomerania and Gdańsk 2005 - Page 111 "The most famous was Feliks Nowowiejski, author of the melody of the Rota [anti-German anthem written by Maria Konopnicka and in 1910] and the Kashubian Anthem; he composed also the opera Legend of the Baltic,"

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