Agrippina | Opera recording
The performance of Agrippina at the Stanisławowski Theater marks the Polish debut of the opera, which was the first operatic production prepared especially for this stage in years. The modern staging of the performance in the theater’s historical interiors was conceived and created by the talented director Natalia Kozłowska.
Agrippina is one of the best known works by the late-Baroque German composer George Frideric Handel. It is a dark comedy full of intrigue, unexpected twists and, above all, unforgettable virtuoso arias. The plot is replete with romance and politics, with such themes as the power of emotions and the desire for power at the forefront. The opera brims with humor and irony, captivating the viewer with its lightness, despite the gravity of its ultimate conclusions on human nature.
The premiere of Agrippina at the Stanisławowski Theater was enthusiastically received by the critics. Concluding his review for the online biweekly magazine Dwutygodnik, Dariusz Czaja wrote:
I waited and waited, and the day finally arrived. We now have our own Handel opera, and a very well-performed one at that.”