The international festival dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Stanislaw Moniuszko opens in Minsk. For a week, the music forum will present all the versatility of the works by this 19th century Belarusian and Polish composer. The festival opens with the play "Galka". It will end with a conservatory evening where the Crimean sonnets will be performed. Stanislaw Moniuszko, a native of Cherven district in Belarus, received a musical education in Poland and Germany. The composer is the author of church pieces, operas and cantatas, ballets and operettas.