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28th Mozart Festival, Warsaw. 16th June - 14th July 2018 - Opening Concert

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Opening Concert LutosÅ‚awski Radio Studio Warsaw, 16 June, 19.00  
Perhaps it is a truism to observe that in life everything is in a state of constant flux at the sub-atomic, micro and macro levels. In quantum mechanics the nature of light has proven to be both particle and wave. Meditation on this mystery indicates one must always move forward in life or it fades away like day into night. Even the artistic nature of the Warszawska Opera Kameralna must obey such laws of physical evolution. Tonight I listened and watched a valiant attempt to maintain in spirit and professionalism, a glorious past operatic tradition in Warsaw. Inevitably for those old enough to remember, the ghost of the founder and former artistic director of the company, Stefan Sutkowski, hovered over the proceedings, in the main rather benignly.

Mozart and his immortal music is bound to survive in this rejuvenated capital of a country that once did not even appear on maps but was merely a state of mind within the psyche …