Poniatowski wrote opera Don Desiderio at the of age 24 and its premiere took place in 1840 in Pisa. It is, out of 12 of his operas, the most successful piece. The music reminiscent of Donizetti's and Rossini's operas buffa, being equally melodious, sophisticated and full of humour. The Polish premiere took place at the Municipal Theatre in Lviv in 1878, and its contemporary performance was presented in Krakow during the Festival of Polish Music in 2016, where performed: Stanislav Kuflyuk, Joanna Woś, Ondrej Šaling, Krzysztof Szumański, Vera Baniewicz, Sebastian Szumski, Wojciech Parchem, Choir of Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków and Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under baton of Krzysztof Słowiński.
Recording made during 12th edition of the Festival of Polish Music is the selection of the most representative parts of the opera.
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