Gdańsk Romance

Duration: 120'
Instrumentation: 3333 4331 tmp batt xlf ar cmb archi
Composed in: 1964

The opera was composed for the libretto of Wiktor Brégy, based on the story by Jadwiga Luszczewska (Deotyma), titled Panienka z okienka. The story takes place in the XVII century in the town of Gdańsk in the Kingdom of Poland ruled by king Władysław IV.

Although opera is a musical piece not meant for poliphony, the 3rd act is a typical fugue. The composition was enthusiastically received by the public. It was staged 60 times in the first season. In recognition of his work and for operas and Gdańsk Romance in particular, on the 22 July 1969, the composer received the award of the Ministry of Culture and Arts.