Two sisters, one crown and an uncontrollable desire for power; the pursuit of fulfilment which, once achieved, can only turn out to be an illusion; a fleeting sense of peace. Hesitation appears– the conviction that what we have gained is far from what we imagined, or that we no longer fit the image. We have become someone unrecognisable: someone who cannot stop our values from dying. Love? Reign? Do they always have to end in betrayal?

Ignacio García, Spanish director, combines two canonical dramas of our two cultures. He puts two extremely strong women on the Opole stage: Spanish Semiramis and Polish Balladyna. Where will the spirits of Calderón and Słowacki lead them? Will they achieve the fulfilment they are fighting for so fiercely? What price will they have to pay, and will it be worth it?

based on the poetic work of Calderón de la Barca and Juliusz Słowacki

DAUGHTERS OF THE AIR. BALLADYNA’S DREAM

DITECTOR:
Ignacio García

TEXT AND ADAPTATION:
Marta Eloy Cichocka

DRAMATURGY:
Anna Galas and José Gabriel López Antuñano

SET DESIGNS AND COSTUMES:
Anna Tomczyńska

SET DESIGNER’S ASSISTANT:
Klara Filipowicz

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Bogumił Palewicz

STAGE MOVEMENT:
Witold Jurewicz and Marlena Bełdzikowska

DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT:
Lada Shylenko

CAST:
Joanna Osyda
Magdalena Maścianica
Magdalena Dębicka (guest)
Zofia Bielewicz (guest)
Karol Kossakowski
Rafał Kronenberger
Michał Kitliński (guest)

PREMIERE:
16th March 2019, “Modelatornia” Stage