The Mazovian Musical Theatre – MTeatr– is a musical theatre established from scratch by Resolution No 42 of the Parliament of Mazovian Voivodship of 25 April 2005, and now bearing the name of Jan Kiepura Mazovian Musical Theatre [Mazowiecki Teatr Muzyczny im. Jana Kiepury]. Its Acting Director since October 17, 2016 is Iwona Wujastyk. From April 1, 2015 to October 17, 2016 Acting Director was Alicja Węgorzewska. From inception to April 1, 2015 Theater director was Włodzimierz Izban.
The first premiere took place on 17 September 2005. This was the operetta “Die Fledermaus” [Zemsta nietoperza] under the musical direction of Jerzy Maksymiuk and stage direction of Andrzej Strzelecki. The subsequent premieres were: “Merry Widow” [Wesoła Wdówka] directed by Andrzej Strzelecki, “The Csardas Princess” [Księżniczka Czardasza], „Countess Maritza” and „Édith and Marlene” directed by Márta Mészáros.
An important element of MTeatr’s activities are also concerts. The most important of them include: “Polish Tenors in Memory of Jan Kiepura”, “Concert – Operetta for Easter for Varsavians ”, “Music of Polish Baroque” in cooperation with the “Poznan Nightingales” [Poznańskie Słowiki] choir directed by Prof. Stefan Stuligrosz, “Soldiers’ Requiem” by Mark Sewen, “Irena Santor’s Birthday Concert”, “Beatus vir” (concert dedicated to Pope John Paul II, directed by Jerzy Maksymiuk) and many others.
The theatre’s phonographic oeuvre contains 6 albums, two of which , „Polscy tenorzy pamięci Jana Kiepury” [Polish Tenors in Memory of Jan Kiepura] and „Muzyka polskiego baroku” [Music of Polish Baroque] were nominated for the Fryderyk award.
In additions, MTeatr has established and is an organizer of two very important musical events. These are: MTeatr’s New Year Concert and Jan Kiepura Musical Theatre Awards presentation gala. The most important goal of the Gala is integration of the musical theatres milieu in Poland: authors, artists, directors, managers, journalists and musical critics from all the country. This is the only award of this type for this musical milieu.
Since 2005, at MTeatr New Year concerts have always taken place on 1 January, and since 2007 they have always been held in the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall. During the New Year concerts, the audience could see and hear, among others, such excellent performers, as: Jerzy Maksymiuk, Tadeusz Strugała, Joanna Moskowicz, Alicja Węgorzewska (among others, performed at La Fenice, in mezzosoprano parts for the “Witcher” [Wiedźmin] film, with music by Grzegorz Ciechowski), Paweł Skałuba, Wiesław Ochman, Leszek Skrla, Iwona Hossa, Robert and Wojciech Gierlach, Affabre Concinui vocal ensemble, Salvatore Licitra from Metropolitan Opera, Vittorio Vitelli from Milan’s La Scala, Angelo Antonio Poli from the Dresden Opera, Luz del Alba from Uruguay, Katja Reichert and Jenk Bieck from Volks Opera in Vienna, soloists of the Maryjski Theatre in Sankt Petersburg, the „Mazowsze” State Dance and Song Ensemble choir , conductors Jacek Boniecki, Sławomir Chrzanowski, Warcisław Kunc, violin virtuosos Vadim Brodski, Bogdan Kierejsza, piano virtuosos Jekaterina Drzewiecka and Stanisław Drzewiecki, musical vocalist Anna Sroka–Hryń, soloists of the Wiener Staatsballett in Vienna: Olga Esina and Vladimir Shishov.
Next to the permanent repertoire, which includes large musical productions, like 2nd Tenors’ Battle with Roses – as inauguration of the 2015 season (Polish Radio S1 Room), and FAME – expressive musical intended specially for youth, which had its Warsaw premiere on 8.10.2015 r. MTeatr organizes many performances, chamber concerts, monodramas and recitals.