Poznań Opera House symbolizes over 100-years history of Polish opera. The Opera House was built at the beginning of 20th century. Designed by German architect Max Littmann, and inaugurated in 1910 with The Magic Flute (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). Each season we play performances for almost 200,000 viewers on 2 stages: main stage and chamber stage. General Manager in Poznań Opera House is Renata Borowska-Juszczyńska. Gabriel Chmura is the artistic director. Function of the ballet manager belongs to Tomasz Kajdański. The diversified repertoire of the theatre includes both the classical operas and the contemporary compositions with particular consideration of Polish operas. We combine tradition with modernity and discover new trends in opera by inviting interesting stage directors and visual artists. Among the most valuable productions of past few years, the following ones are especially worth mentioning: Parsifal, Richard Wagner, staged by Hotel Pro Forma, Halka (Stanisław Moniuszko) by Paweł Passini, Jenůfa (Leoš Janáček) by Alvis Hermanis (production by La Monnaie/De Munt), Boris Godunov (Modest Musorgski) by Iwan Wyrypajew, Macbeth (Giuseppe Verdi) by Olivier Fredj (co-production with La Monnaie/De Munt), Figaro Gets a Divorce (Elena Langer) by David Pountney (production by Welsh National Opera), The Magic Flute (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) by Sjaron Minailo. A young and perfectly educated corps de ballet presents performances arranged in different styles from classic Swan Lake (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky), dramatic Anna Karenina (Rodion Szczedrin) to George Balanchine’s Serenade and modern pieces like Infolia with choreography by Jacek Przybyłowicz.