King Roger [ Król Roger; Pasterz (‘The Shepherd’)]
- Jim Samson
Opera in three acts by karol Szymanowski to a libretto by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz and the composer very loosely based on Euripides ’ Bacchae; Warsaw, Wielki Theatre, 19 June 1926.
The earliest discussions about King Roger took place in the summer of 1918 when Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz visited Szymanowski at Yelisavetgrad (now Kirovograd). The first version of the libretto was completed by Iwaszkiewicz (partly following sketches prepared by Szymanowski) in ...