41st Stage Songs Review will take place in Wrocław on March 21-29, 2020.
This is probably the only festival in the world devoted entirely to the art of song in the theater. Today, on stage – not only musical but also, and perhaps above all, in a dramatic theater – the song is no longer just an addition. This is a legitimate way of presenting creative thought, sometimes more important than the spoken word. To watch how music and word complement each other and co-create a new quality is the core sense of the Wrocław festival.
The festival first appeared on the Polish cultural scene over 40 years ago. It is one of the few Polish festivals of such importance and long traditions. The form of the festival has expanded in the recent years, becoming an increasingly international event, therefore gaining a wider audience. Each year here in Wroclaw, we host many celebrities, as well as the most prominent Polish theatre and song artists, many of whom made their debut during the previous editions of the Review.
They have one thing in common: charisma in the interpretation of songs. So far, we have hosted in Wrocław, among others: Jamie Cullum, Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithfull, Nick Cave, Patricia Kaas, The Tiger Lillies, Antony (and the Johnsons), Gogol Bordello, Amanda Palmer, The Magnets, Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard, John Cale, Mark Lanegan, as well as the legendary Berliner Ensemble with Robert Wilson’s The Threepenny Opera, Christoph Marthaler’s Fruchtfliege from the Volksbuehne Theater or Vladimir Pankov War Chekhov International Theater Festival and Edinburgh International Festival in cooperation with SounDrama Studio).
The festival is financed by the Wrocław Community.
The Organizer of the festival is the Capitol Musical Theater in Wroclaw.