Maria Magdalena Kozłowska
Text author:
Aldona Kopkiewicz, Maria Magdalena Kozłowska, Beatrice Miniaci
60 minutes

Maria Magdalena Kozłowska and the artists from Poland and other parts of Europe cooperating with her as part of the Dutch Frascati collective prove that an opera can be thoroughly political, and that human voices carry enough power to start a revolution. Commune is, precisely, an opera. Short, impudently ironic, and brimming with subversive humour and surprising associations. This musical homage to the women fighting all around the world was inspired by their protests in Poland, activity of Pussy Riot, and feminism growing in its various types and shades. Fun with the convention of the baroque and contemporary opera makes it possible to create an make-believe meeting of Rosa Luxemburg with representatives of the Generation Z at a therapeutic session conducted in a lush garden stunning with the richness of its colours. Commune is a musical and theatrical weapon against the system of oppression and the omnipresent opportunism. Classical music has never been so close to a social revolt bringing at true relief of artistic anarchy. Frascati calls itself a production house and looks for the interconnections between art, activism, and urban dynamic. It treats the city as its principal stage and considers it the barometer of the contemporary society.

The performance of "Commune" is co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


Section Biała strzałka w prawo
Maria Magdalena Kozłowska, Teresa Costa
Jan Tomza-Osiecki
Costumes and sets
Julian Maiwald
Aldona Kopkiewicz, Maria Magdalena Kozłowska, Beatrice Miniaci
Aldona Kopkiewicz
Tobias Kokkelmans
Cooperating dramatist
Teresa Costa
Magdalena Kozłowska
Beatrice Miniaci
Maayan Licht
Aleksandra Wtorek / Béatrice Picard