Starbook // Opera for children - Jarek Kordaczuk
Opera, operatic performance addressed to children. Opera seria for children that tackles the problem of getting used to death. Opera about dying. Difficult conversations with children. Solo voices, opera voices. Dramatic soprano and coloratura soprano - Maria Domżał. Bas baritone - Jerzy Mechlinski. Singing on the opera stage.

Starbook Opera for children music by Jarek Kordaczuk libretto by Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman directed by Krzysztof Cicheński Commission: Children\'s Art Centre in Poznań Starbook StarbookOpera for childrenmusic by Jarek Kordaczuklibretto by Katarzyna Mazur-Lejmandirected by Krzysztof Cicheńskiset design and costumes by Julia KosekPremiereScena WspólnaChildren's Art Center in PoznańMay 27, 2019cast:Kira - Anna Langner (actress)Aldura - Aleksandra Klimczak (soprano)Adara - Sylwia Złotkowska (alt)Furud - -Tomasz Raczkiewicz (tenor)Gwiezdnik - Jerzy Mechliński (bass baritone)orchestra:Anna Zielińska - violinTomasz Goliński - clarinet, bass clarinetKrzysztof Stencel - French hornMaciej Łakomy - tromboneSzymon Guzowski - double bassJarek Kordaczuk - monoctone, conductor* * *After the death of their beloved grandmother, adults leave Kira (Anna Langner) alone. A strange sound reaches her through the open window. It is the sound of a tumpethrone played by Starbook Gardian, the guardian of star tales (Jerzy Mechliński). It turns out that he is the only adult who takes Kira seriously, listens to her. The Starbook Gardian shares the fairy tales told by the three stars (Aleksandra Klimczak, Sylwia Złotkowska and Tomasz Raczkiewicz) with the girl. These stories are autonomous, not related to each other, and each of them raises new questions. Taken together, they form almost an existential philosophy textbook, not an art for children: death, transience, human life as vanishing dust, the sense of existence, our place in the universe ... (Stefan Drajewski / Ruch Muzyczny nr 7) Sonokinetic Event Factory Izabela Kościesza Sonokinetic works Małgosia Wawruk Sensor matrix Experimental music Installations Coral music Solo pieces Improvised music Acousmatic music Electronic Music Monoctone Pieces for children Jarek Kordaczuk mp3 Dark Energy Agnieszka Kołodyńska Pantomime Electroacoustic music Vocal-instrumental music Instrumental Music Musical interpretations of fairy tales Compositions Adam Smoczyński Sacred Music EWI ProForma Theatrical music Jan Brzechwa Julian Tuwim Sebastian Wypych Poetic song Sung poetry Jarosław Kordaczuk Arrangements Videoclips Animations Titelituralia Onomatopeic compositions Theatre of Sound A Room Full of Fairy Tales Children's Art Centre Cezary Konrad Krzysztof Herdzin Basia Raduszkiewicz Music for children

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Starbook

Opera for children

music by Jarek Kordaczuk
libretto by Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman
directed by Krzysztof Cicheński

Commission: Children's Art Centre in Poznań


The Call
1.1 Wezwanie (The Call)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
The Meeting
1.2 Spotkanie (The Meeting)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
Everything as usual
1.3 Wszystko jak zwykle (Everything as usual)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
Buzzcatcher
2.1 Brzękołap (Buzzcatcher)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
The thin princess
3.1 Cieniutka królewna (The thin princess)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
Not happy news
3.2 Niewesoła wieść (Not happy news)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
Learning to play
4.1 Nauka gry (Learning to play)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
The image that is over
5.1 Obraz który się skończył (The image that is over)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
Falling star
6.1 Spadająca gwiazda (Falling star)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
About the king who was a man
7.1 O królu który był człowiekiem (About the king who was a man)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
Dawn
8.1 Świt (Dawn)
Gwiezdnik (Starbook) - opera for children.

music Jarek Kordaczuk / libretto Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman

Anna Langner (Kira, actress), Aleksandra Klimczak (Aldura, soprano), Sylwia Złotkowska (Adara, alto), Tomasz Raczkiewicz (Furud, tenor), Jerzy Mechliński (Starbook Guard, bass baritone)
Starbook
Opera for children

music by Jarek Kordaczuk
libretto by Katarzyna Mazur-Lejman
directed by Krzysztof Cicheński
set design and costumes by Julia Kosek

Premiere
Scena Wspólna
Children's Art Center in Poznań
May 27, 2019

cast:

Kira - Anna Langner (actress)
Aldura - Aleksandra Klimczak (soprano)
Adara - Sylwia Złotkowska (alt)
Furud - -Tomasz Raczkiewicz (tenor)
Gwiezdnik - Jerzy Mechliński (bass baritone)

orchestra:

Anna Zielińska - violin
Tomasz Goliński - clarinet, bass clarinet
Krzysztof Stencel - French horn
Maciej Łakomy - trombone
Szymon Guzowski - double bass
Jarek Kordaczuk - monoctone, conductor

* * *

After the death of their beloved grandmother, adults leave Kira (Anna Langner) alone. A strange sound reaches her through the open window. It is the sound of a tumpethrone played by Starbook Gardian, the guardian of star tales (Jerzy Mechliński). It turns out that he is the only adult who takes Kira seriously, listens to her. The Starbook Gardian shares the fairy tales told by the three stars (Aleksandra Klimczak, Sylwia Złotkowska and Tomasz Raczkiewicz) with the girl. These stories are autonomous, not related to each other, and each of them raises new questions. Taken together, they form almost an existential philosophy textbook, not an art for children: death, transience, human life as vanishing dust, the sense of existence, our place in the universe ... (Stefan Drajewski / Ruch Muzyczny nr 7)