The International Festival Wratislavia Cantans is one of the most famous European festivals celebrating the beauty of the human voice. Thanks to the festival, Wrocław has been a unique place on the musical map of Europe for several decades. It is in the capital of Lower Silesia and in the surrounding towns that the best artists from all over the world: singers, conductors, chamber ensembles, choirs and symphony orchestras are hosted. The musical heritage of various cultures is presented during Wratslavia Cantans. You can hear both early music and avant-garde works written by young generation composers.
In the history of music, boundaries have been crossed on many levels. The greatest works were written by brave, uncompromising artists ready to break the existing conventions and schemes. Also, lesser-known artists often combined musical genres and styles. The programme of this year's edition of the festival will be an opportunity to listen to great performers interpreting compositions created over many eras. Among them, there will be both Renaissance masterpieces and works written in the 20th century. World-class stars will perform, including singers: Magdalena Kožená, Agata Zubel and Joanna Freszel, and the ensembles: Il Giardino Armonico with the festival's Artistic Director Giovanni Antonini, Duncan Ward and NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Huelgas Ensemble, Quatuor Mosaïques, Klangforum Wien, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Foster and Wrocław Baroque Ensemble under the baton of Andrzej Kosendiak.