Premiere ROMÉO ET JULIETTECharles Gounod
Libretto based on Shakespeare’s tragedy: Jules Barbier, Michel Carré
Coproduction of the Opera of the CNT Ivan pl. Zajc, Teatro Alighieri and Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni
At the premiere of Roméo et Juliette, Anamarija Knego and Aljaž Farasin, two principal singers of the Opera of the CNT Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka, were the principal performers of all of Croatian acting that evening.
Branimir Pofuk, Večernji list
It is a performance of logical, clean and clear conception, with seriously prepared and refined music, and a distribution of solo roles that allows the protagonists to show their abilities in the best light (…) This staging of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette testifies to the increasingly good form of the Rijeka CNT, so this successful new performance is also the success of the entire opera ensemble.
Bosiljka Perić Kempf
This is an interesting reading of the score, and we recommend all opera lovers to watch the show; a beautiful opera evening of strong emotions awaits them.
Luka Nalis, Fiuman.hr
Excellent protagonists and interpreters of minor roles, a musical and polished choir with a large and important contribution, an excellent orchestra, and attractive direction and scenographic staging (…)
Davor Schopf, Vijenac