The farewell concert of the national opera soloist and artist of international reputation Mirella Katarinčić Toić presents the opportunity to remind ourselves of the great roles and well-known arias that our prima donna has performed so supremely in the last forty years!
She has been engaged with the National Theatre Ivan Zajc Opera since the year 1979 (with a three- year break when she was engaged by the German theatres Vereinghte Städtische Bühnen Krefeld and Mönchengladbach). Her attainments and successes have marked and permanently enriched the Croatian culture. For the Croatian music critics, she is the best Croatian Verdi singer and an outstanding world operatic artist. Her career can boast of supremely interpreted characters, numerous excellent concerts, important awards and a successful teaching work. The renowned musicologist Marija Barbieri in her monograph on the prima donna has written: “With her beautiful, rich and warm, homogenous lirico-spinto soprano of brilliant heights, sumptuous sonority, ethereal pianos, great agility, a developed singing technique that enables her to master with ease virtuoso coloratura fineries, the impeccable legato, belcanto phrase in a wide swing, a marked gift for music and above all a sincere and profound human quality, she has realised creations to be remembered, in a wide scope…