Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz
The Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz is one of the most modern and most versatile music theaters in Poland. Its abundant repertoire covering operas, ballets, operettas and musicals is completed with concerts, shows and performances of other theaters within the Bydgoszcz Opera Festival organised by the Opera Nova since 1994. The Opera Nova is also, or rather first of all, a company of talented artists, who – along with the friendly personnel of the Spectator Service Office, competent technical and administrative employees – offer in the artistic season about 130 performances that should gain recognition of even the most selective spectators.
The Opera Nova is a modern edifice located picturesquely on the Brda River. With two stages: big and small ones, two houses, and modern technical equipment, the theatre is an excellent atelier adequately prepared to undertake the boldest artistic ventures. Modern and functional Congress Centre of Opera Nova is a venue for the organisation and servicing of conferences, symposia and conventions. You are cordially invited to participate in the prepared ceremonies and to come as often as possible to see their performances. The arts ensembles of Opera NOVA have often toured foreign countries, e.g. France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Holland and Malta. Wherever they have been, they have presented a rich opera repertoire. Opera NOVA – the State Opera Establishment in Bydgoszcz ranks among the most significant cultural institutions of the city as well as the region, in the broad sense of the word. The local opera society originated in 1956 as an Opera Studio. September 21, 1956 marked the beginning of a new musical institution. For many years the society had no stage of its own; until 1996 performances were staged at the ‘Polski’ Theatre in Bydgoszcz. At present, all artistic enterprises are conducted in the Opera NOVA building, which is still under construction and decoration in Marshall Ferdinand Foch Street. This is an impressive structure designed by two architects, Professor Chmiel and Dr Prusiewicz, which consist of three overlapping circles of different size picturesquely located in a meander of the Brda River near the Old Town.
Address: 5 Focha Street