21 June 2021

We are pleased to announce that the programs for the 2021 Summer Classics in the Pula Arena are on sale! You can reserve and purchase tickets via the Eventim platform, at

The classics will once again be held in a captivating ambience under the starry summer night sky!

In this production by the Opera of the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, the Pula Amphitheatre is being transformed into the most spectacular of opera houses for the third time, and this summer, a fascinating visual and sound experience is being prepared for the audience:
Puccini’s Tosca July 7 at 9:00 PM
Classical Favorites 1Rhapsody in Blue, Symphony From the New World, Bolero, July 9 at 9:30 PM
Classical Favorites 2Romeo and Juliet, Scheherazade, Bolero, July 12 at 9:30 PM
Opera Gala – the most beautiful arias and duets from beloved operas by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, Mascagni, Massenet and others, July 26 at 9:30 PM

Giacomo Puccini’s opera about love, lust, jealousy, betrayal, and an incorruptible woman will be conducted by internationally acclaimed maestro Philipp von Steinaecker, while the soloist company will be led by the sensational Maida Hundeling as Tosca, Dimitris Paksoglou with his Mediterranean passion as Cavaradossi, and the devilish Giorgio Surian as Scarpia.

The concert program of beloved classics and some of the most beautiful arias and duets will be conducted by the energetic chief conductor of the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra, Valentin Egel. At the Classical Favorites 1 concert, Viktor Čižić, a pianist of impeccable technique, will play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, while at both concerts Ravel’s Bolero will gain an additional dimension with the famous Rijeka Ballet performing stunning choreography by Andonis Foniadakis.

Opera stars Diana Haller, Kristina Kolar, Michaela Selinger, Anamarija Knego, Ivana Srbljan, Aljaž Farasin, Domagoj Dorotić, Robert Kolar and Luka Ortar will shine at the Opera Gala Concert with their interpretations of the most beautiful arias and duets from beloved operas by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, Mascagni and Massenet, famous melodies performed by the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra.

This is an opportunity we all crave more than ever – to enjoy a show and open-air concert! Be sure not to miss this unique summer festival of classics!

You can read more about the program at

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