Kicking-off on 26th of August, and featuring over 150 events, this weekend marks the 20th edition of the Warsaw Singer Festival.
The festival was established in honour of the Jewish Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer and is considered one of the highlights of Warsaw’s cultural calendar. Aiming to strengthen Jewish-Polish ties through theatre performances, concerts, and dance, the festival aims to bring to life the atmosphere of old Jewish Warsaw.
The opening concert will take place on the 27th of August at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre – National Opera and will star Noa and Anna Maria Jopek. The rich musical program also includes concerts by Leszek Możdżer, Aga Zaryan, as well as representatives of Jewish culture. Among others, there will be a performance by the Light In Babylon ensemble, preceded by a Shabbat dinner. September 1st, meanwhile, will see Pl. Grzybowski transformed into a giant street party with an openair klezmer concert held at 8 p.m.
The running theme of this year’s edition is the celebration of Golda Tencer’s 55 years of artistic activity. Golda Tencer is an artist with a rich biography and the founder of the Shalom Foundation, which has been organizing the Warsaw Singer Festival for the past twenty years. The theatrical program of the festival includes the play “Songs of the Ghetto,” directed by her. The Jewish Theatre will also showcase its most powerful productions, including “Rehab. All the Battles of Amy Winehouse” – a play about the life of the late vocalist.
For more information about the program and tickets, visit: shalom.org.pl/program-2023/