End of the 2023 cultural season

The 2023 cultural season in our Temple of Art and Light: the Pearl, started with the comic opera “Serva Padrona” by Giovanni Pergolesi, was closed yesterday with the excellent performance “Action Medea”.

It was an active season at the Pearl. Painting and photography exhibitions where you could not only admire the works, but also talk to their authors. The following artists presented their works: Thinloth, Justyna Koziczak, Monika Cichoszewska, Mariusz Mykicki.

The season began with the excellent comic opera by Giovanni Pergolesi “Serva Padrona”, directed by our Eleni Ioannidou from Ars Augusta e.V. The main roles were played by outstanding soloists: Elvire Beekhuizen as Serpina and Mikołaj Bońkowski as Uberto, and they were accompanied silently but expressively by the famous mime Bogdan Nowak as Vespone. The instrumental layer was provided by the excellent baroque band “Das Lausitzer Barockensemble” composed of: Szczepan Dembiński, Adam Piotr Rorat, Dominika Garncarz, Kacper Szpot, Klaudyna Żołnierek, Mateusz Janus, Marcin Bajon, supported by the talented flutist Susan Joseph.

Shortly afterwards, thanks to cooperation with the Municipal Center of Culture and Sports in Bolesławiec, the ecumenical choir of the Vang temple from Karpacz visited the Pearl.

Like every year, the Pearl hosted the PixelMania cosplay event, gathering photographers and participants from all over the world within the walls of the Temple of Art and Light.

The oratorio “Il Davide” by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, directed by the talented opera director Rocc, turned out to be a real feast for the eyes and ears. The event was created in cooperation with the Ars Augusta association and the Kulturní Morava association.

Five outstanding soloists: David: Doubravka Součková (soprano), Saul, king of Israel: Aco Bišćević (tenor), Jonatan, son of Saul: Helena Hozová (soprano), Abner, leader: Jiří Miroslav Procházka (bass), Eliab, David’s brother: Aneta Petrasová (alto), accompanied by the choir and orchestra “Volantes Orchestra”, under the baton of Marek Čermák, provided an unforgettable musical and aesthetic experience.

During the “National Reading”, organized in cooperation with the Public Library in Żeliszów and GOKiS Bolesławiec, our guests read together “Nad Niemnem” by Eliza Orzeszkowa.

Twice, including at the end of the season, the space of the Pearl was filled with the torn soul of Euripides’ Medea, illustrated by the play of three amazing actresses: Marie Walker, Joanna Kurzyńska and Marta Horyza. Their voices were hypnotizing, resounding with depth in the souls of the gathered audience in the performance “Action Medea” from the repertoire of Studio Kokyu, directed by Przemysław Błaszczak.

Thank you, wonderful audience! Thank you to our artists and partners!

Now it’s time to calm down, continue conservation work and prepare for the 2024 cultural season.

See you in the Pearl!

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