Is there anything more beautiful than a summer evening with the most famous opera arias and duets in the open air? The Rijeka Opera invites you to not one but two such special evenings! The most celebrated soloists of the Rijeka Opera will provide stunning performances of the greatest works from operatic literature, specifically from Verdi’s “Nabucco,” “Don Carlo,” “La Traviata” and “Aida,” Puccini’s “La bohème” and “Turandot,” Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” Saint-Saëns’s “Samson and Delilah,” Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” and Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana.”

The concert will be conducted by Italian conductor Beatrice Venezi, whose skills are recognized by opera houses and orchestras around the world, and who is currently the chief conductor of the Milano Classica Orchestra and the Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti Napoli, as well as guest chief conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana. She is on Forbes’s list of the most influential women under the age of 30, and her work demonstrates how classical music, when free of stereotypes, becomes a global right and beauty that belongs to everyone.

With such a program and conductor, who would want to sleep on July 23 and 25?



Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco

Rijeka Symphony Orchestra

Va, pensiero, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Act 3
– Rijeka Opera Choir

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida

Celeste Aida, Radames’s aria from Act 1
– Domagoj Dorotić

Ohimè! Morir mi sento, scene of Amneris and Ramfis from Act 4
– Ivana Srbljan
– Luka Ortar (Ramfis) and the Rijeka Opera Choir

La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse, duet between Aida and Radames and the opera finale
– Kristina Kolar, Domagoj Dorotić
– Ivana Srbljan (Amneris) and the Rijeka Opera Choir

Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata

Brindisi… Un di felice…, excerpt from Act 1
– Anamarija Knego, Aljaž Farasin
– Marko Fortunato (Gastone), Ivanica Vunić (Flora), Dario Bercich (Marchese) and the Rijeka Opera Choir

Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo

E lui! Desso! L’infante!… Dio che nell’alma infondere, scene and duet between Don Carlo and Rodrigo from Act 1
– Domagoj Dorotić, Robert Kolar
– Rijeka Opera Choir

Nel giardin di bello, Eboli’s aria from Act 1
– Diana Haller
– Vanja Zelčić (Tebaldo) and the Rijeka Opera Choir

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni

Ah, chi mi dice mai, Donna Elvira’s aria from Act 1
– Diana Haller
– Luka Ortar (Don Giovanni) and Dario Bercich (Leporello)

In qual eccessi, o Numi… Mi tradi quell’alma ingrata, Donna Elvira’s aria from Act 2
– Diana Haller

Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Per te d’immenso giubilo
– Rijeka Opera Choir
– Marko Fortunato (Arturo)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah

Samson, recherchant ma presence… Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse, Delilah’s recitative and aria from Act 2
– Ivana Srbljan

Rijeka Symphony Orchestra

Giacomo Puccini: La bohème

Che gelida manina… Si, mi chiamano Mimi… O soave fanciulla, aria and duet between Rodolfo and Mimi from Act 1
– Anamarija Knego, Aljaž Farasin

Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

Oh! Il Signore vi manda compar Alfio, duet between Santuzza and Alfio
– Kristina Kolar, Robert Kolar

Regina coeli laetare… Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto, excerpt from the opera
– Kristina Kolar and the Rijeka Opera Choir

Giacomo Puccini: Turandot

Nessun dorma, Prince Calaf’s aria from Act 3
– Aljaž Farasin and Domagoj Dorotić


The concert lasts approximately two and a half hours and includes one intermission.


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