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King Roger (Król Roger, Op. 46) is an opera in three acts by Karol Szymanowski to a Polish libretto by the composer himself and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, the composer's cousin.
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King Roger (Król Roger, Op. 46) is an opera in three acts by Karol Szymanowski to a Polish libretto by the composer himself and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, the composer's cousin.
King Roger, composed between 1918-1924, remains the most popular opera by Szymanowski.

Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz

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King Roger (Król Roger, Op. 46) is an opera in three acts by Karol Szymanowski to a Polish libretto by the composer himself and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, the composer's cousin.
In 1914 he travelled in Sicily and North Africa with his friend and distant cousin, the composer Karol Szymanowski, for whose opera King Roger he later provided the libretto.

Mariusz Treliński

The Mariinsky Opera Company brought the work to the Edinburgh Festival in 2008 under Valery Gergiev and directed by Mariusz Treliński.
In 2007, he directed Karol Szymanowski's King Roger at the Wrocław Opera.

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King Roger (Król Roger, Op. 46) is an opera in three acts by Karol Szymanowski to a Polish libretto by the composer himself and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, the composer's cousin.
In the 20th century, other operas created by Polish composers included King Roger by Karol Szymanowski and Ubu Rex by Krzysztof Penderecki.

Long Beach Opera

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In 1988, the Long Beach Opera in California, known for its innovative approach to the repertoire, had Murry Sidlin as conductor and James Johnson as King Roger, Nancy Shade as Roxana, and Jonathan Mack as Edrisi.
Several American premieres have been presented on the LBO stage, including King Roger by Karol Szymanowski, Mozart’s, Schoenberg’s Die Jakobsleiter, Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Turning, I Saw Great Injustice and John Cage’s Europeras 3&4 (issued in a commercial recording).

Saimir Pirgu

The first performance in Australia was shown by Opera Australia in 2017 in Sydney and Melbourne, conducted by Andrea Molino, with Saimir Pirgu as Shepherd.
Among his last appearances are: La damnation de Faust at Moscow Bolshoi Theatre, Rigoletto and King Roger at Royal Opera House London, La traviata at Metropolitan Opera New York, Santa Fe Opera and Berlin State Opera, The Magic Flute at Teatro alla Scala, L'elisir d'amore at Vienna State Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Lucia di Lammermoor at Los Angeles Opera, La traviata and I Capuleti e i Montecchi at San Francisco Opera, La bohème and Lucia di Lammermoor at Washington National Opera, Un ballo in maschera in Tel Aviv, La clemenza di Tito at the Opéra national de Paris, Rigoletto at the Arena di Verona and Vienna State Opera, La bohème at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Mozart's Requiem at Symphony Center Chicago, Verdi's Requiem at Salzburg Festival, Vienna Musikverein, Bayerische Rundfunks in Munich, Pilharmonie de Paris and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Andrea Molino

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The first performance in Australia was shown by Opera Australia in 2017 in Sydney and Melbourne, conducted by Andrea Molino, with Saimir Pirgu as Shepherd.
For Opera Australia he had previously conducted Szymanowski's Kròl Roger (directed by Kasper Holten, Green Room Award 2018), Bizet's Carmen, Puccini's Tosca and La Bohème (the latter was also the 2015 NYE Gala at the Sydney Opera House), Verdi's A Masked Ball (directed by Alex Ollé - La Fura dels Baus) and Macbeth and Rossini's The Barber of Seville among others.

New Opera Company

In 1975, the New Opera Company in London produced the work under the baton of Charles Mackerras.

Mariusz Kwiecień

A new production of the opera was staged in Polish at The Santa Fe Opera on 21 July 2012 with Mariusz Kwiecień in the title role.

Roger II of Sicily

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Roger is the subject of King Roger, a 1926 opera by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.

Štefan Margita

Štefan Margita
Recent appearances for Margita include Walther at the San Francisco Opera (2007) and the Liceu (2007); Luka Kuzmič at the Vienna Festival (2007), the Aix-en-Provence Festival (2007), and the Teatro Massimo (2008); Loge in Das Rheingold at the San Francisco Opera (2008); Živný in Janáček's Destiny at The Proms (2008); Grigoriy in Boris Godunov at the Semperoper (2008-2009); Laca at the Bavarian State Opera (2009) and Munich Opera Festival (2009); and Edrisi in Karol Szymanowski's King Roger at the Opéra National de Paris (2009).

Michigan Opera Theatre

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MOT also established an international reputation for the staging of rarely performed operas such as the North American premiere of Armenian composer, Armen Tigranian's, Anoush in 1981, Polish composer, Karol Szymanowski's King Roger in 1991, and the American premiere of Stanisław Moniuszko's The Haunted Castle in 1982.

Boni Pueri, the Czech Boys Choir

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Boni Pueri performs frequently with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and was featured most recently in a performance of King Roger by Karol Szymanowski.

Sorin Coliban

In 2009 he appeares on the Blu-ray of the Karol Szymanovski opera "King Roger" in the staging of the British director David Pountney recorded live at the Bregenz Festival in Austria.

Wojtek Drabowicz

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He notably toured with the Polish National Opera to London in 2004 as the title hero in Karol Szymanowski's King Roger.

Harnasie

Harnasie, Op. 55, is a ballet-pantomime written by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski between 1923 and 1931, to a libretto by Jerzy Rytard and his wife and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, the librettist of Symanowski's opera, King Roger.

Emil Młynarski

He conducted the premiere of Karol Szymanowski's opera King Roger.

List of opera librettists

*for Karol Szymanowski: King Roger (with the composer)