Krakow Summer Opera Season at Wawel Castle

Krakow Summer Opera Season at Wawel Castle

In the walls of Wawel castle on the night of midsummer, an atmosphere of enchantment abounded. The mauve and violet light of the sky melted into the golden lamps that fell onto the cobble-stone pathways, this skimmed and bounced across gabled iron rooftops of the castle.

Krakow Summer Opera Season at Wawel Castle
An orchestral performance on a different night (we weren’t allowed to film the ballet performance itself)

The light from the opera ballet performance stage shone in a dramatic cascade of red and green. Women in high-heels stalked past draped in pashminas, they caressed their perfectly twisted french braids before taking their seats, led by men in suits who gentle caressed the curve of the womens’ backs as they sat down, suddenly there was an audible intake of breath as the performance began.

Celestial ceilings and soaring skies in Poland
Letni Festiwal Opery Krakowskiej / https://www.facebook.com/opera.krakowska/

The strawberry moon of midsummer hung low like heavy honeycomb in the sky, as the world turned from golden jute to amber and to indigo and eventually to an enlivened silver grey.

Krakow Summer Opera Season at Wawel Castle

Celestial ceilings and soaring skies in Poland
Inside of the walls of Wawel Castle, we watch the gigantic strawberry moon rise on Midsummer’s Eve 2016 and see the opera ballet performance in the castle
Krakow Summer Opera Season at Wawel Castle
The strawberry moon of midsummer
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2 Comments

    1. Hey there you definitely should! I was amazed at how reasonably priced it was – about 30 pln or something like that for a ticket and about 80 pln for front row seats which we snapped up pretty quickly. The emotive energy and raw physical power is something best witnessed from the front row. 🙂

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