On Saturday, 30 May (5 pm) Opera na Zamku, Szczecin’s opera house (Hala Opery, ul. Energetyków 40) will host the world premiere of a ballet production of Alice in Wonderland by Jacek Tyski, soloist and choreographer of the Polish National Ballet, set to music by Przemysław Zych. The ballet is inspired by Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, as well as Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the classic novel. The music was written especially for the production. The commission was the first in Szczecin in many years and one of a few in Poland.
The adaptation of the world-famous story of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland is the second of the total of three ballet premieres planned this season by the Szczecin opera house. The Wonderland the audience will see onstage is the fruit of the collaboration of Tyski (who also came up with the concept for the libretto) and Zych. The piece has a strong, almost cinematic, visual appeal.
Next performances: 31 May, 5 pm and 1 June, 11 am and 5:30 pm
Listen to an interview with Przemysław Zych (in Polish)
Listen to an interview with Jacek Tyski (in Polish)
Music: Przemysław Zych
Choreography: Jacek Tyski
Music director, conductor: Jerzy Wołosiuk
Set design: Robert Majkut
Costumes: Marta Fiedler
Lighting: Christian Sellin
Multimedia: Cyprian Piwowarski
Hair stylist: Marek Bryczyński
Running time: ca. 90 min. (one intermission)
Ticket prices: 25-40 zł (for the premiere) and 15-29 zł (other performances)
The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland under the programme “Collections ? Composing Commissions” run by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw.