Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Haunted Manor, The


(Polish: Straszny dowr), Opera in 4 acts by Moniuszko composed in 1861-1864; libretto by Checinski. Despite being a romance and a comedy, it has strong Polish patriotism undertones, which made is both popular with Polish public and unpopular-to the point of being banned-bu Russian authorities whicg controlled most of Poland duing that era.
The opera is one of the most popular scores in Poland, the captivating Polish atmosphere.

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