OPERA IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Zagreb Tourist Board presents short open-air opera shows to their fellow-citizens, performed by the Opera soloists.

From Monday, 4 May, the Croatian National Theatre (HNK) in Zagreb will be touring Zagreb neighbourhoods, giving the citizens an opportunity to listen to some of the most beautiful opera arias from their windows, terraces and balconies. It is a way of saying thank you to all the citizens who have shown social responsibility and stayed in their homes in these extraordinary and difficult times. But, it is also a thank-you to all their loyal and new audiences, who have watched performances by HNK Zagreb an incredible half a million times since the theatre closed and moved its most popular shows to digital platforms. 

Until it opens its doors again, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb wants to maintain a very successful communication with its audience. This time, watching the soloists and listening to opera arias in their neighbourhoods, from their balconies, terraces and windows, the audience can feel a bit of the unique atmosphere from the HNK's theatre hall.

The first open-air concert takes place on Monday, 4 May, at the Music Pavilion in Zrinjevac Park, starting at 20:00. From their balconies, windows and terraces, the citizens will be able to enjoy arias from popular operas like Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville and Il trovatore performed by the Opera soloist Lana Kos and first soloist Ljubomir Puškarić.

Therefore, we invite all the citizens of Zagreb to sing along with the soloists of Zagreb Opera, but from a safe distance – from their balconies, windows and terraces. Random passers-by are kindly asked to obey the safety measures and social distancing rules.
You can find all information about the programme on www.hnk.hr as well as on the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb social media profiles.

PROGRAMME: OPERA IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

4 May, 20:00
Zrinjevac, Pavilion

Lana Kos, soprano
Ljubomir Puškarić, baritone
Nina Cossetto, piano

6 May, 20:00
Travno, Mamutica
Plateau by Travno Culture Centre (B. Magovca 17)

Ivana Lazar, soprano
Ozren Bilušić, bass baritone
Nina Cossetto, piano

9 May, 20:00
Martićeva 14 D, by Booksa

Valentina Fijačko Kobić, soprano
Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, mezzo-soprano
Helena Borović, piano

13 May, 20:00
Vrbani, park by Point Shopping Mall
Rudeška cesta 169 A

Ivana Lazar, soprano
Davor Radić, baritone
Vjekoslav Babić, piano

16 May, 20:00
Dr. Franjo Tuđman Park, behind the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
Republike Austrije 20

Tamara Franetović-Felbinger, soprano
Stjepan Franetović, tenor
Vjekoslav Babić, piano

21 May, 20:00
Ribnjak Park
Lana Kos, soprano
Ljubomir Puškarić, baritone
Nina Cossetto, piano

23 May, 20:00
Old Trešnjevka Park
Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, mezzosoprano
Valentina Fijačko Kobić, soprano
Vjekoslav Babić, piano

27 May, 20:00
Zapruđe Park
Tamara Franetović-Felbinger, soprano
Stjepan Franetovi, tenor
Helena Borović, piano

31 May, 20:00
Maksimir. Park, small stage
Sofia Ameli Gojić, mezzosoprano
Tamara Franetović-Felbinger, soprano
Siniša Hapač, baritone
Stjepan Franetovi, tenor
Ivana Lazar, soprano
Helena Borović, piano