Opening Night: 25 June 2000
Author: Witold Gombrowicz
Title: Operetta
Original Title:
Operetka
Director: Jerzy Grzegorzewski

Auditorium: Wierzbowa Street Hall
Running time: 2 hours

Operetta

director: Jerzy Grzegorzewski
set design: Barbara Hanicka
music: Stanisław Radwan
lighting design: Mirosław Poznański

Awards and Nominations:

2000 – The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Award for the best actor to Ignacy Gogolewski for the role of Count Charm
2000 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best theatre director" category for Jerzy Grzegorzewski for direction of Operetta

Cast:

Master Fior Wojciech Malajkat
Prince Himalay Igor Przegrodzki (guest actor)
Princess Himalay Beata Fudalej
Count Charm Ignacy Gogolewski (guest actor)
Baron Firulet Jacek Różański
Albertinette Paulina Kinaszewska (as a guest actor from September 1, 2003) / Kinga Ilgner (from February 16, 2001)
Albertinette's parents Wiesława Niemyska, Czesław Lasota (as a guest actor from October 1, 2002)
Scoundrels Sławomir Federowicz (as a guest actor from September 1, 2004), Łukasz Lewandowski (as a guest actor from October 1, 2005)
Priest Jerzy Łapiński
President Mirosław Konarowski
General Marek Barbasiewicz
Marquise Magdalena Warzecha
Professor Jan Monczka
Count Hufnagel Mariusz Benoit / Emilian Kamiński (from February 8, 2002)
Valet Vladislav Waldemar Kownacki
Valet Stanislav Paweł Tołwiński
Valets Ireneusz Dydliński (guest actor), Mikołaj Klimek (guest actor), Sławomir Śmiałek (guest actor), Maciej Wojdyła (from September 1, 2001) / Robert Majewski (from October 11, 2001; as a guest actor from September 1, 2005)
Lajkoniks Radosław Elis (as a guest actor from September 1, 2001) / Robert Jarociński (from May 24, 2003), Grzegorz Małecki (guest actor)
Offenbach Włodzimierz Press (guest actor) / Jacek Jarosz (guest actor, from October 11, 2001)
Pianist Mirosław Jastrzębski

Production team:

  • director's assistants: Wiesława Niemyska, Piotr Wojewódzki
    set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Krzysztof Trzaskowski, Korneliusz Wieczorek
  • sound technicians: Robert Jurek, Maciej Rybicki

Gallery:

  • KING LEAR

    King Lear may be Shakespeare's boldest examination of human nature. Jan Englert will play the title role. The premiere of the tragedy directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski will take place on February 24, 2024.

  • WAITING FOR GODOT

    Piotr Cieplak directs Waiting for Godot by Beckett. Is this a classic yet? Does it still have its avant-garde power? And, are we still waiting?


  • FREDRO. THE JUBILEE YEAR

    To celebrate 230 years since Aleksander Fredro's birth, the National Theatre invites you to an evening dedicated to the life and works of Poland’s greatest comedy writer. 

  • TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS

    Vienna in economic crisis and its lost inhabitants; portrait of the society in which fascism is born. Małgorzata Bogajewska directs Ödön von Horváth's 1931 drama.

  • THE THEATRE MAKER

    The play by Thomas Bernhard, one of the most outstanding playwrights of the second half of the 20th century. In the title role – Jerzy Radziwiłowicz. 

  • ALICE'S WONDERLAND

    Have you ever quarreled with the Time or visited a forest where things have no names? The musical performance based on the famous novels by Lewis Carroll. 

  • THE MISANTHROPE

    Jan Englert stages a classic play by Molière. What is Alcest's misanthropy: an uncompromising commitment to the truth or a doomed uprising against social conventions?

  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

    Staging the most important novel by Polish Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk directed by Michał Zadara. 

  • THE DECALOGUE

    An iconic work of Polish cinema, rethought thirty-five years after its creation. Wojciech Faruga directs The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. 


  • MARY STUART

    Grzegorz Wiśniewski returns to the classic drama about human passions interwoven in a ruthless machinery of history and intrigue.

  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

    Maciej Wojtyszko directs his own play about Baron von Münchhausen, a famous adventurer and swindler.


  • Solidarity with Ukraine | Солідарні з Україною

    The ensemble of the National Theatre stands in solidarity with the Ukrainians who are fighting for the independence of their homeland.

  • TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

    Complicated love intrigues and music. Piotr Cieplak directs Twelfth Night, or What You Will, one of Shakespeare's most important comedies.


  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    The new theatrical version of the Australian prose classics directed by Lena Frankiewicz. In the role of Mrs Appleyard – Ewa Wiśniewska.


  • SNAKE SKIN

    Artur Urbański directs his own play which main character is Ruth Berlau, one of Bertolt Brecht's closest associates and life companions.


  • SNOW

    Staging of the Young Poland movement modernist drama by Stanisław Przybyszewski – Snow directed by Anna Gryszkówna.


  • AUTUMN SONATA

    A theatrical version of the famous film by Ingmar Bergman directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski. Danuta Stenka as Charlotte.


  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

    How does evil arise that we do not understand?Mother Joan of Angles by Iwaszkiewicz directed by Wojciech Faruga. 


  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

    Virtual exhibition 250 Years of Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre of Poland) is available online at Google Cultural Institute.


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