This year’s program of educational concerts for children and young people was designed by conductor Matteo Salvemini and the Rijeka Opera Choir.

“We will show the different uses of the human voice, all the ways in which a choir can sing. Singing with words, singing without words, imitating animal voices, imitating instruments, polyphony, female choir, male choir, pitches and colors of voices, different combinations. Playing! Like with toys! We will show you various toys for a playful, happy time with the Rijeka choir! And you will learn something. It is important that the children enjoy the program, in our magical music box that we are now filling and that we can’t wait to open in front of you!”, was Maestro Salvemini’s invitation to the educational concert.



Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857 – 1918): Pagliacci, Presto, affrettiamoci (Quick, let’s hurry)

Adriano Banchieri (1567 – 1634): Festino nella sera del giovedì grasso, op. 18 (Feast on Holy Thursday Evening): n. 11 Capricciata á tre voci (No. 11, Capricciata for three voices), n. 12 Contrappunto bestiale alla mente (No. 12, Bestial counterpoint to the mind)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901): Macbeth, Che faceste? Dite su! (What have you done? Tell us!)

Ivan pl. Zajc (1832 – 1914): Nikola Šubić Zrinjski, U boj, u boj (To war, to war)

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924): Madama Butterfly, Coro a bocca chiusa (Choir with closed mouths / murmuring / humming)

Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, Coro delle campane (Choir of bells)

Pietro Mascagni (1863 – 1945): Cavalleria rusticana, Gli aranci olezzano (Blossoms of oranges)

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924): Cantique de Jean Racine, op. 11. (Hymn of Jean Racine)


The concert is performed without an intermission and lasts approximately one hour.

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