Teatr Scena invites you to the English-language performance of Chopin’s Love Life (Miłości Chopina), an ideal play for those who enjoy both theatre and classical music. Based on Frederic Chopin’s correspondence with friends, and the women he loved. Chopin’s Love Life tells the story of Chopin’s passions and the emotional circumstances he faced at various stages in his life.
Chopin’s Love Life shows us that Chopin was much more than just a piano genius, he also wielded his pen to masterfully craft prose about his life and times. His letters are a goldmine of knowledge about his artistic sensibilities and his most enduring and meaningful relationships. Chopin’s writings reveal a refined sense of humor, a light-hearted profoundness, and cutting self-depreciation.
The play’s theme and content are inspired by Chopin’s correspondence with his mother Justyna Krzyżanowska, Konstancja Gładkowska (Chopin’s first love), Maria and Teresa Wodzinska (Chopin’s first fiancé and her mother), Tytus Wojciechowski (one of Chopin’s oldest friends), Wojciech Grzymała (a close friend) and, of course, George Sand (Chopin’s greatest love).
The script was written by Andrzej Ferenc, the play’s stage director and also director of Teatr Scena. A few years ago he himself played Chopin performing in many theaters in Poland and abroad (in Polish embassies in Europe)
According to Andrzej Ferenc the play is like "a map of Chopin's heart with regions set by the works of the great composer”.
The current cast includes Emilia Korsak, Aleksandra Radwan, Iwona Rulewicz, Anna Szczerbińska, Przemysław Wyszyński and Maciej Zuchowicz.
Musical accompaniment is provided by recent graduates of Warsaw’s Musical Academy.Thus, the play is not only a theater performance, it is also a piano concert.
Direction: Andrzej Ferenc
Stage design: Marta Kozera, Jana Łączyńska
Above are links to reviews of the play and to an interview with Andrzej Ferenc
Teatr Scena, Dom Literatury, Krakowskie Przedmieście 87/89, Warsaw