We invite you to the 55th International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, one of the prominent classical music events in Europe. This year’s edition will focus on crossing musical boundaries and the greatest works of brave and uncompromising composers who were ready to break the conventions of their times.
Established in 1965 by Andrzej Markowski as an oratorio-cantata festival, today Wratislavia Cantans focuses above all on presenting the beauty of the human voice. Hosted by the National Forum of Music (NFM) in Wrocław, Poland, it stands for top quality, both artistically and organisationally. Each year, concerts by classical music stars attract thousands of music lovers to the state-of-the-art NFM concert halls and historical interiors in Wrocław and a dozen towns in Lower Silesia. This year, the festival programme features international stars: Magdalena Kožená, Duncan Ward, Agata Zubel, Thomas Ospital, Pedro Memelsdorff, Klangforum Wien, Huelgas Ensemble, Quatuor Mosaïques, Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Lawrence Foster with the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Giovanni Antonini with Il Giardino Armonico, alongside the NFM resident ensembles: Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Wrocław Baroque Ensemble, NFM Choir, NFM Boys’ Choir and NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, the last of which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.