THE SŁOWACKI THEATRE
The Juliusz Slowacki Theatre in Kraków was initially called the Municipal Theatre and was opened in 1893 .
The edifice, according to a design by Jan Zawiejski, was modelled after the Paris Opera and other theatres in Europe and is a perfect example of Eclectic architecture.
There is an inscription on its facade: “Kraków for the National Arts”. Its stylish interiors are decorated with frescoes by Viennese artist Anton Tuch and the the curtain by Henryk Siemiradzki.
The whole generation of Młoda Polska– with Stanisław Wyspiański, made their stage debuts just here on this very stage. Currently Juliusz Słowacki Theatre has continuously been playing a significant role in cultural life of Kraków.
I personally find this place very magnificent, when I am there I feel like I’d go back to XIX century ..
What I miss are costumes, elegant dresses and black suits which people used to wear those days while coming to the Theatre 😉 still the stylish interiors do the job 😉
Come and see yourself 🙂