Owing to the co-operation with the Music Biennale Zagreb, the Rijeka audience, those who were curious enough and ready for surprises and learning something new, tonight had the opportunity to listen to and see the contemporary opera Klothó – The Thread of the Tales by Martyna Kosecka, Polish composer and librettist, under the baton of Berislav Šipuš, in the direction of Krzysztof Cicheński and the production of the CNT Ivan pl. Zajc Opera. Klothó – The Thread of the Tales opened this year’s Music Biennale Zagreb with a great success on 22nd of April.
Characters of the phantasy opera in one act and eight scenes, the libretto of which brings together elements from different fairy tales, among which also that of “Palunko the Fisherman and his wife” by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, were brilliantly interpreted by soloists Ingrid Haller, Ivana Srbljan, Karol Bartosiński, Marko Fortunato, Nicolas Rigas and Dario Bercich. The audience rewarded their production and art with a hearty and long applause, while they continued to receive congratulations after the performance.
Dancer Dina Dehni Sow and members of the chorus Dario Cibić, Jasmina Cossetto, Ljubov Košmerl, Saša Matovina, Savo Orobabić, Emilia Rukavina, Dragana Tomšić and Nenad Vidaković also took part of the production.
Martyna Kosecka was the winner of the Biennale’s 5-minute Opera Competition in 2015, her award being a commissioned full-length opera. That’s how Klothó was created, an intriguing, complex and interesting opera that the author called “a fairy tale, myth, legend… a story for everyone”. Julia Kosek was the costume and set designer while Bartłomiej Szlachcic lighting designer. Dina Dehni Sow created choreography; Anton Kyrylov was concertmaster and Nicoletta Olivieri chorus master.
The second performance is on programme already tomorrow, on Thursday. Remove your own prejudices and be in the Croatian Cultural Centre in Sušak at 19:30 hours.