The Opera Rara Festival is the answer to the voices of the public and the fulfilment of the stylistic gap that leaves the audiences hungering for more. Preciously a series of 3-4 concerts per year, in 2017 Opera Rara has been transformed into a three-week festival, which is held during the carnival. It is a time historically associated with the highest number of opera premieres, as well as a period full of balls, play and an atmosphere of celebration. The Festival is primarily an extension of the programme with vocal recitals, performances originating not only from the Baroque, but also rooted in the 20th century, semi-operas and half-stage versions of performances.
The festival is organised by the City of Krakow, Krakow Festival Office and Capella Cracoviensis, with the support of the Juliusz Slowacki Theatre.