Opening Night: 19 January 2019
Author: Johann Strauss
Title: Zemsta nietoperza
Original Title: Die Fledermaus
Authors of libretto: Karl Haffner, Richard Genée
Translators of libretto: Michał Zadara, Justyna Skoczek
Director: Michał Zadara
Musical director: Justyna Skoczek

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall 

Running time: 3 hours, 5 min including two intervals

Ticket prices:

full-price tickets:
zone I: 120 PLN
zone II: 110 PLN
zone III: 100 PLN

concession tickets:
zone I: 85 PLN
zone II: 75 PLN
zone III: 65 PLN

rush tickets:
40 PLN  more info →

students of state theatre and art schools: 
15 PLN more info →

Die Fledermaus

The rousing operetta of all-time performed by drama actors. 

The exclusive parties, masquerades, parlor intrigues – and delinquency, trespasses, marital betrayals at the same time. The maids aspire to movie-star career while eccentric millionaires go to the prison as they would go to the ball. This is how they party in Warsaw!


Please mind that cigarette smoke appears in some scenes during the show. 

director: Michał Zadara
musical director: Justyna Skoczek
set designer: Robert Rumas 
costume designers: Julia Kornacka, Arek Ślesiński 
choreography: Ewelina Adamska-Porczyk
lighting design, video: Artur Sienicki
fight choreography: Dawid Fajer
stunt effects: Piotr Nawrocki

Cast

And children

Maja Amsterdamska (till September 24, 2021) / Kalina Paprocka (till March 8, 2020) – Daughter
Emilia Mytkowska / Helena Rakowicz-Raczyńska Nela Wysocka-Zadara  Daughter

Musical ensemble

Justyna Skoczek – piano
Anna Maria Staśkiewicz / Marcin Markowicz / Katarzyna Denkiewicz – violin
Marcin Kamiński / Robert Nalewajka – flute
Michał Górczyński / Oliwier Andruszczenko / Marcin Nowak – clarinet
Leszek Lorent – drums
Henryk Kowalewicz / Tomasz Bińkowski / Ewa Paciorek – French horn

Production team

  • director's assistants: Agata Krolov (AT), Karolina Pawłoś (AT)
  • sound technicians: Mariusz Maszewski, Marek Szymański, Hubert Majewski
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski  
  • video projection: Marek Szymański, Hubert Majewski, Mariusz Chałubek, Paweł Woźniak 
  • stage manager: Adam Borkowski



Gallery

MEDIA PATRONAGE

  • FEBLIK

    Feblik (Old Polish for an ‘infatuation’), surprising drama by Małgorzata Maciejewska received the Tadeusz Różewicz Drama Award. Premiere of the spectacle directed by Lena Frankiewicz: 14 June 2024. 

  • A DREAM PLAY

    After the well-received Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Sławomir Narloch returned to the National Theatre with another premiere – A Dream Play by Strindberg.

     

  • KING LEAR

    King Lear may be Shakespeare's boldest examination of human nature. Jan Englert plays the title role. The tragedy directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski. 

  • WAITING FOR GODOT

    Piotr Cieplak directs Waiting for Godot by Beckett. Is this a classic yet? Does it still have its avant-garde power? And, are we still waiting?


  • FREDRO. THE JUBILEE YEAR

    To celebrate 230 years since Aleksander Fredro's birth, the National Theatre invites you to an evening dedicated to the life and works of Poland’s greatest comedy writer. 

  • TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS

    Vienna in economic crisis and its lost inhabitants; portrait of the society in which fascism is born. Małgorzata Bogajewska directs Ödön von Horváth's 1931 drama.

  • THE THEATRE MAKER

    The play by Thomas Bernhard, one of the most outstanding playwrights of the second half of the 20th century. In the title role – Jerzy Radziwiłowicz. 

  • ALICE'S WONDERLAND

    Have you ever quarreled with the Time or visited a forest where things have no names? The musical performance based on the famous novels by Lewis Carroll. 

  • THE MISANTHROPE

    Jan Englert stages a classic play by Molière. What is Alcest's misanthropy: an uncompromising commitment to the truth or a doomed uprising against social conventions?

  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

    Staging the most important novel by Polish Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk directed by Michał Zadara. 

  • THE DECALOGUE

    An iconic work of Polish cinema, rethought thirty-five years after its creation. Wojciech Faruga directs The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. 


  • MARY STUART

    Grzegorz Wiśniewski returns to the classic drama about human passions interwoven in a ruthless machinery of history and intrigue.

  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

    Maciej Wojtyszko directs his own play about Baron von Münchhausen, a famous adventurer and swindler.


  • Solidarity with Ukraine | Солідарні з Україною

    The ensemble of the National Theatre stands in solidarity with the Ukrainians who are fighting for the independence of their homeland.

  • TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

    Complicated love intrigues and music. Piotr Cieplak directs Twelfth Night, or What You Will, one of Shakespeare's most important comedies.


  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    The new theatrical version of the Australian prose classics directed by Lena Frankiewicz. In the role of Mrs Appleyard – Ewa Wiśniewska.


  • SNAKE SKIN

    Artur Urbański directs his own play which main character is Ruth Berlau, one of Bertolt Brecht's closest associates and life companions.


  • SNOW

    Staging of the Young Poland movement modernist drama by Stanisław Przybyszewski – Snow directed by Anna Gryszkówna.


  • AUTUMN SONATA

    A theatrical version of the famous film by Ingmar Bergman directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski. Danuta Stenka as Charlotte.


  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

    How does evil arise that we do not understand?Mother Joan of Angles by Iwaszkiewicz directed by Wojciech Faruga. 


  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

    Virtual exhibition 250 Years of Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre of Poland) is available online at Google Cultural Institute.


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