In 2018, under the inspiration of Dr. Agnieszka Muszyńska-Andrejczyk, the Librettological and Operological Studies Studio was established at the UMFC, bringing together people with a special interest in the rich and varied material associated with musical theater. Librettological and Operatological Studies was born out of the need to further develop the reflection already present in Polish science on opera and those forms in which the combination of music with words and stage images allows for multifaceted interpretations.    

The fact of the coexistence of so many components in individual stage works - music, words, visual arts, stage gesture, directorial interpretive concepts - allows one to open up to various directions of analysis, including interdisciplinary references. Particularly interesting are the issues of the verbal aspect: the literary sources of the libretto and the network of references, interdependencies and complements thus formed; the mechanisms of libretto creation and construction, projecting the dramaturgical shape of the work as a whole; references to other texts and cultural elements in modern times of the works created, as well as in present-day interpretations; the issue of translation of the texts of librettos and the ways in which this translation functions in the musical culture of our country. Also outlined is the need for the emergence of translations of librettos hitherto untranslated, as well as new translations and references to existing translations.

Each volume of Librettological and Operatic Studies contains scholarly texts and a bilingual edition of the libretto: a critical study of the original text accompanied by a Polish translation. All articles are reviewed in double-blind review mode. The first volume was published in Polish (with table of contents, introduction, abstracts, keywords and authors' biographies translated into English). Subsequent volumes are planned to be multilingual.

Scientific Editor: Agnieszka Muszyńska-Andrejczyk, PhD.