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“Operation Opera. The First Polish-Norwegian Cabaret” - 16, 17 October

13 October 2011

On 16 October, the Polish premiere of the performance “Operation Opera. The First Polish-Norwegian Cabaret” directed by Jerzy Zoń will be held at Scena Kameralna (the Chamber Stage) of the Kraków Opera.

The performance is produced by the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo and the KTO Theatre in Kraków within the framework of an international artistic project “Operation Opera. The First Polish-Norwegian Cabaret”. The Kraków Opera is co-organizer of the performances.

The aim of the project is the cultural dialogue between Poland and Norway through cooperation of artists of both countries in the field of the art of performance, combining opera, theatre and cabaret.

The plot of the Operation Opera takes place at a construction site of the new Opera House in Oslo. The setting is the canteen, a meeting place for Norwegian and East-European workers where they tell each other various stories, quarrel, bump into each other and encounter diverse emotions. When it is announced that before the completion of the construction, the Norwegian Successor to the Throne is going to visit the construction site, the construction workers are told to organise an “artistic event” to express international cooperation, friendship and dialogue.

Production team:
Script: Nina Witoszek-FitzPatrick, David Chocron
Director: Jerzy Zoń
Music: Helge Iberg, Bendik Hofseth
Set and Costume Desinger: Joanna Jaśko-Sroka
Choreography: Eryk Makohon

The performance will be held in Polish, English and Norwegian language version before the audience of both countries in Kraków (the Kraków Opera - 16 and 17 October) and in Oslo (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet – 21, 22, 24 and 25 October).

Tickets for performances held at the Kraków Opera are available at the opera’s box office, at PLN 35.

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