Opera Poster | The Marriage of Figaro | Bronislaw Zelek

The Marriage of Figaro is a commedia per musica  (opera buffa) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva to seduce Susanna and teaching him a lesson in fidelity. Considered one of the greatest operas ever written, it is a cornerstone of the repertoire and appears consistently among the top ten in the  Operabase list of most frequently performed operas. Poster artist Bronislaw Zelek was born in 1935. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw under Henryk Tomaszewski in 1961. In 1967, he received Tadeusz Trepkowski‘s prestigious WAG Award and from the 1970s he worked as his former tutor Hernyk Tomaszewski’s assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1971 up until his death in 2018, he lived and worked in Vienna. He created over 100 posters. Other awards he received were First Prize, Chopin Poster Competition (1967), Gold Medal at 3rd Poster Biennale, Katowice (1969), and First Prize, International Mecanorma Font Competition, Paris (1974).

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