Yesterday, I was in Chorzów Culture Center to see (and hear) performance of Henry Purcells' "Dido and Aeneas". The opera was performed by young people from Upper Silesia, I think, half of them were amteurs. But Dido's "When I am laid in earth" moves me everytime. Above: Aleksandra Hruby as Dido, and Jarosław Kitala as Aeneas. Below: Aleksandra Hruby (Dido) and Joanna Wojnowska as Belinda (in "When I am laid in earth").
Chorzów[ˈxɔʐuf] is a city in Silesia (coordinates: 50°18′N 18°57′E), southern Poland with around 114,680 (2006) inhabitants and an area of 33.5 km². Chorzów is situated on the Rawa river on the Silesian Highland in the heart of the Upper Silesian Industrial Area, 7 km north-west of Katowice. Chorzów is in the middle of Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, the largest legally-recognized urban entity in Poland with a population of 2.2 mln. The population of the urban area in the conurbation around Chorzów is about 3.5 million. (From Wikipedia.)