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„Pafawag tańczy z konfekcją”. O Operze Robotniczej we Wrocławiu
“Pafawag vs mind candy”. The Workers' Opera in Wrocław

Author(s): Sławomir Wieczorek
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Workers' Opera; Wrocław

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the history of the forgotten amateur opera ensemble created in 1947 in Wrocław by Stanisław Drabik. Its members were workers from various Wrocław factories who, in December 1948, performed Stanisław Moniuszko's Flis at the local opera house. The article is based on various sources and gives a detailed reconstruction of the subsequent phases of the institution's activity: its creation, the rehearsals, the premiere and the disbanding of the ensemble. The text also attempts to distinguish the factors shaping the history of the ensemble, especially the intentions of its founder and the propaganda contexts, as well as the relationship between them.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 136
  • Page Range: 57-64
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish