Gdańsk is famous for its rich history and beautiful architecture which fascinates tourists. It is also a desired place to rest, located on the Polish sea, surrounded with lots of greenery – city parks, forests, nature reservations. Gdańsk is also an important cultural centre grouping lots of institutions and organisations. As a result, higher art blossoms every day. You are welcome to study what our beautiful city offers. You will find here many things to enjoy both for the heart and the soul that require cultural affection.
Baltic Opera in Gdańsk started its operation many years ago when on 3 September 1915 the “Sporthalle” arena was opened which after World War II was adapted for the needs of the Opera. The Opera gained today’s appearance in 1982. The first performance was staged in Gdańsk on the occasion of a visit of Queen Louise Marie. Le nozze d’Amore and di Psiche by Marco Scacchi was staged then. For its many years of functioning, lots of changes were made to the building and many well known plays were staged. In 2008 Marek Weiss became the general and artistic director and two years later the Baltic Dance Theatre was set up and Izadora Weiss became the founder and the director. The Baltic Opera is the only Polish opera theatre that has been recognised by BBC TV as one of the nine best theatres in Europe with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Opera La Monnaie in Brussels or the Opera in Amsterdam. So we have geniuses as neighbours which in itself is a great distinction. The growing popularity of the staged performances results in invitations to prestigious places like e.g. Paris or China. The performance of Madame Curie was staged there. We can be proud with the achievements of the Baltic Opera since the plays staged by them are successful internationally. Beyond any doubt it is a pearl in the crown of Polish cultural centres. It is worth visiting our ambassador and enjoy everything that has appreciated globally.
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