Opera Factory


Katowice Miasto Ogrodów Plac Sejmu Śląskiego 2,
40-032 Katowice

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Opera Factory is a multipartite machinery aimed to initiate the process of generating new community of recipients as well as raise competence of young people who would like to pursue their passions in music-linked fields.

The idea of this year’s instalment is to draw divergent musical communities closer to one another, enabling them to benefit from mutual inspiration.

This year, the follow-up to last year’s project of Baroque Factory will be entirely devoted to the art of the opera. After an activity promoting early music, it is the time to organise meetings for all interested in creating the opera.

The free of charge events are directed to all lovers of singing, acting, stage make up, design and lighting.

The meetings will be hosted by experts and renown guests, while the creative fusion of ideas will this time focus on the opera, a synthetic genre combining all the arts. The series of events was designed for various audieces – both professionals and beginners who would like to extend their knowledge in the given fields.

Opera Factory addresses the growing interest in opera music. Ever larger number of people attending ever more numerous concerts of artists immersed in this genre results in the fact that one speaks and hears about opera ever more often.

3 March (Friday) The City of Gardens (pl. Sejmu Śląskiego) Invites You for a Meeting wih Michał Znaniecki.

Michał Znaniecki is an outstanding theatre director known for his work in the National Polish Opera and Wrocław Opera House, the creator of the Opera Tigre Festival and laureate of several Golden Mask awards. At 5 pm in room 211 he will be talking about the behind-the-scenes aspects of his work both in Poland and abroad. Admission free!

4 March (Saturday) Michał Znaniecki will host directors workshop.

He will present a method of creating a character – their emotional memory as well as their physicality – on the basis of circo neutro (neutral circle) exercises and the emotional circle. The exercises were created by a famous Belgian director, Thierry Salmon, who had an assistant in Michał Znaniecki, today seen as the heir of Salmon’s idea. The method enables the director to prepare a role and a character in any given performance, regardless of the school or work method of its director. During the work on the character our guest will elaborate on the aspects of stage direction connected to working with artists.

The workshop starts at 2 pm.

Sumbissions required. A reservation can be made by dialing (+48) 32 609 03 31 or mailing at or using our on-line form.