In 2014 Krzysztof Cicheński directed his first opera as a part of Opera Theatre Laboratory in Great Theatre of Poznań (“The Angel of the Odd” by Bruno Coli). Next year, again at Poznań Opera House he made “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo. In 2016 he directed “Ariodante” by Georg Friedrich Händel in Warsaw Chamber Opera and “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss II (Poznań Opera House). He worked as a dramaturgist and set designer on a dance piece “Kafka/Schulz: revelations and heresies” by a choreographer Tomasz Kajdański. In April 2017 he directed „Klothó. Thread of the Tales” by M. Kosecka in Zagreb and Rijeka (Croatia). This contemporary opera has been included to the program of 10. Armel Opera Festival (2017) in Vienna/Budapest. Last year he has also directed a happening concert for children with John Cage’s most known pieces (Children’s Art Centre in Poznań) and a staging musical presentation of „Ofelia” by Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski (Poznań Opera House).

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OFELIA
Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski
Staging musical presentation: 21 October 2017
Poznań Opera HouseMusic: Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski
Libretto: Stanisław Wyspiański
Conductor: Grzegorz Wierus
Stage director: Krzysztof Cicheński
Video: Julia Kosek
Starring: Maria Domżał, Maria Antkowiak
Poznań Opera House Chamber Orchestra
Foto: Poznań Opera House
WHERE ARE YOU, JOHN CAGE?
Premiere: 28 May 2017
XXI Biennal of Children’s Art, Poznań.Stage director: Krzysztof Cicheński
Screenplay: Barbara Bogunia, Hanna Gawrońska
Scenography: Julia Kosek
Music: John Cage, Jarosław Siwiński
Starring: Joanna Freszel, Paweł Romańczuk, Jarosław Siwiński, Marcin Kluczykowski, Wanda Wasilewska
Live video: Janusz Piwowarski
Producer: Wojciech Nowak

Foto: Maciej Zakrzewski
KLOTHÓ. THREAD OF THE TALES
Martyna Kosecka
Premiere: 22, 27 April 2017
29th Music Biennale Zagreb and Opera HNK Ivana pl. Zajca, Rijeka, Croatia.Conductor: Berislav Sipus
Stage director: Krzysztof Cicheński
Scenography and kostumes: Julia Kosek
Video and lights: Bartłomiej Szlachcic
Choreography: Dina Dehni Sow

Rehearsals at HNK Ivana pl. Zajca i Rijeka.
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Johann Strauss II
Premiere: 30 December 2016
Poznań Opera HouseConductor: Michał Klauza
Stage director and dramaturgy: Krzysztof Cicheński
Stage idea: Krzysztof Szaniecki
Scenography: Anna Kontek
Choreography: Viktor Davydiuk
Choirmaster: Mariusz Otto
Lights: Wiktor Kuźma
Conductor’s assistant: Katarzyna Tomala
ARIODANTE
Georg Friedrich Händel
Premiere: 13 March 2016
Warsaw Chamber Opera HouseConductor: Władysław Kłosiewicz
Stage director, dramaturgy, scenography: Krzysztof Cicheński
Costumes, scenography, dramaturgy: Julia Kosek
Video: Leszek Garstka, Maja ZiarkowskaRoles:
Re di Scozia: Andrzej Klimczak
Ginevra: Olga Pasiecznik
Ariodante: Kacper Szelążek
Lurcanio: Wojciech Parchem/Mikołaj Zgódka
Polinesso: Jan Jakub Monowid
Dalinda: Dagmara Barna
Odoardo: Andrzej Marusiak

Warsaw Chamber Opera House Vocal Ensemble
Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense


Foto: Warsaw Chamber Opera House
KAFKA/SCHULZ: REVELATIONS AND HERESIES
Premiere: 18 December 2015
Poznań Opera HouseChoreography: Tomasz Kajdański
Dramaturgy i scenography: Krzysztof Cicheński
Music: Marta Knaflewska
Costumes, scenography and dramaturgy collaboration: Julia Kosek
Lights: Marek Rydian
Choreographer’s assistant: Andrzej Płatek

Trailer: Magda Ośko
PAGLIACCI
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Premiere: 30 January 2015
Poznań Opera HouseConductor: Gabriel Chmura
Stage director, dramaturgy: Krzysztof Cicheński
Scenography: Magda Flisowska
Costumes: Julia Kosek
Lights: Marek Rydian
Choirmaster: Mariusz Otto

Roles:
Tonio: Andrzej Filończyk, Jaromir Trafankowski
Canio: George Oniani, Wojciech Sokolnicki
Nedda: Roma Jakubowska-Handke, Magdalena Nowacka, Martyna Cymerman
Silvio: Michał Partyka, Stanisław Kuflyuk
Beppe: Karol Bochański, Marek Szymański

THE ANGEL OF THE ODD
Bruno Coli
Premiere: 7 June 2014
Poznań Opera HouseConductor: Grzegorz Wierus
Stage director: Krzysztof Cicheński
Scenography: Magda Flisowska
Lights: Marek Rydian

Roles:
Angel: Magdalena Wachowska/Urszula Cichocka
He: Hubert Walawski/Bartłomiej Szczeszek
Journalist: Julian Kuczyński/Maciej Ogórkiewicz
Narrator: Marcin Kluczykowski