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“La serva padrona” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Introductory Note

—from Dorota & Wanda

This weekend, Opera Circle is thrilled to present the chamber opera “La serva padrona” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.

While it originated as a two-part intermezzo presented inbetween the acts of a longer, more serious work, this brilliant comedy has become acknowledged as a staple in the operatic repertoire in its own right. For those of you not familiar with the plot, you may wish to read the story here.

The significance of “La serva padrona” does not, in fact, end with the operatic repertoire, however; it went on to become wildly popular in Europe, and a 1752 performance in Paris sparked the famous “Querelle des Bouffons”(Quarrel of the Comic Actors), which challenged the contemporary society, through a comparison of the Italian and French styles, to reconsider the accepted mode of aesthetic perception.

With such an illustrious career under its belt, the work has also enjoyed a wealth of historical recordings from the Golden Age of the LP industry, including renditions performed by such stars as Renata Scotto, Anna Moffo, and the Belgian ensemble “La Petite Bande.” And with its fantastic music, this comes as no surprise.

With this much history behind it, it is perhaps ironic that this unassuming intermezzo revolves neither around kings nor queens nor historical conflicts, but just about ordinary folks doing everyday things [*]: getting through life, falling in love, and… even admitting it to themselves.

That said, come join us; we look forward to seeing you!

Dorota, Wanda, & The Opera Circle Crew

[*]: Kudos to Board member Elliott Schultz for his keen observation on this score!

P.S. All performances—June 22, 23, & 24—are free admission. Visit the website for details.

May 3rd

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Polish Constitution Day Reception at the Polish American Cultural Center.

All are welcome!

Violin Masterworks at the Center

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Opera Circle Concertmaster Hristo Popov presents a selection of gems of the violin repertoire, including works by Bach, Bartok, and Vladigerov.


  • Hristo Popov, violin
  • Jacek Sobieski, piano
  • Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Reverse Raffle at the Center

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 6:30 PM – Reverse Raffle at PACC
For tickets please call:
Alina 440-888-1567
Henryka 216-357-8214
PACC 216-883-2828

Spotkania z medycyną

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012





Zapraszają  na
interesujące spotkanie z internistą, Panią
Doktor Katarzyną
Wardęgą, M.D.


Poświęcone profilaktyce i leczeniu chorób sercowo-naczyniowych

Spotkanie odbędzie się w
ę 4 marca 2012

o godz 1:30 po południu w budynku


przy ulicy 6501 Lansing Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44105

Serdecznie zapraszamy !
Wstęp  wolny, dotacje
na dzia
łalność polonijna mile widziane.

“In Abundance: A Celebration of the Poetry and Life of Wislawa Szymborska”

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Please join us for a meeting with the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska” on Sunday, March 25th at 2pm in the Polish-American Cultural Center, 6501 Lansing Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105 featuring Joanna Trzeciak, Szymborska’s award-winning translator and professor of translation studies at Kent State University.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

All are welcome.

St. Andrew’s Day Party – Andrzejki

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

St. Andrew’s Day Party – Andrzejki

Polonia Cleveland Sports Club invites you to St. Andrew’s Day Party celebration.

When: November 26th 2011
Where: Polish-American Cultural Center – 6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland Ohio 44105
Music: Jan Szleszynski
Tickets: $10 – $5(Students)

November 11th Reception at the Polish-American Cultural Center

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The Polish-American Cultural Center invites anyone interested in Polish culture to a reception celebrating Poland’s Independence Day on Friday, November 11th, at 7:00 PM. The reception also marks the opening of the exhibit “Contemporary Poland”. The Center is located in the heart of Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood, at 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44105. Free parking is across the street.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Armchair Tour at the Cleveland Metroparks Canal Way Center

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Cleveland’s landmark Cultural Gardens are a series of landscapes dotted with cultural icons of many of the region’s nationality communities.  Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your seat with Paula Tilisky, Recording Secretary for the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation.

Saturday October 15, 2011 at 3-4p.m. no registration required

Cleveland Metroparks CanalWay Center
Located on 306 acres in Cleveland’s industrial heart, Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation offers unique opportunities for discovery.
The complicated relationships between people, industry and nature are explored through indoor exhibits and interpretive programming at the Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center.

CanalWay Center serves as a visitor center on the busy Towpath Trail that runs from Ohio & Erie canal Reservation to Akron.

E.49th Street entrance
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Cuyahoga Heights

GPS-   Lon -81.66269   Lat 41.43053




Paderewski Monument Dedication, Saturday July 16th, 2011 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

"Champion of Liberty"Your invited to the Paderewski monument dedication in the Polish Cultural Garden, located at the corner of St. Clair and East Blvd.  The gardens address is 820 East Blvd., Cleveland , Ohio, 44108.

The dedication will take place at 2:00pm, followed by a piano recital.  Street Parking is located North and South of the Garden along East Blvd.

Plan on spending the day, pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket and visit the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse.  The greenhouse is open from 10am-4pm. and located a short distance north of the Polish Garden.

If you would like to make a donation for the Polish Cultural Garden, please contact Mr. Ben Stefanski at 216-431-0913