The 43rd Stage Song Review
The 43rd Stage Song Review is a festival devoted entirely to the art of song in the theater. Nowadays, on the stage – not only in musical theater, but also, and perhaps especially, in dramatic theater – song is no longer just an accessory. It is a full-fledged way of presenting creative thought, sometimes more important than the spoken word. The Wroclaw festival allows us to observe how music and word complement each other and co-create a new quality. This year, the festival program focuses on performances that tell about important issues from the perspective of individual experience.
Every year, Wroclaw hosts many outstanding theater and song artists from Poland and abroad. They have one thing in common: charisma in song interpretation. So far we have hosted in Wroclaw, among others: Benjamin Clementine, 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 “Threepenny Opera” dir. Robert Wilson, “The Fruit Fly,” directed by Christoph Marthaler of the Volksbuehne Theater, or “War,” directed by Vladimir Pankov (Chekhov International Theatre Festival and Edinburgh International Festival in cooperation with SounDrama Studio).