The new 20/21 theatre season, under the motto “Survival: Theatre against spiritual distance” is heating up. This season we are relying on our own strength for the most part, but regardless, our program features a diverse set of illustrious premiere titles, reprises of popular performances, and a number of symphony and chamber concerts. With a wide range of titles, we offer something to suit everyone’s taste.
Opera with Authority
The premiere opera program will present Bizet’s “Carmen” and Verdi’s “La Traviata”, and within the scope of the ECOC – Rijeka 2020 program, the “Opera By Kamov” by Zoran Juranić, who will personally conduct the performance, and “ReCallas Medea”, by director and composer Carl Unander-Scharin. Opera revivals awaiting you this season are Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and Massenet’s “Werther”.
The Rijeka Symphony Orchestra is currently preparing the concerts “Mozart: Requiem”, “Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky”, “Beethoven, Shostakovich”, “Rameau, Ravel, Berlioz”, “Longing for Eternity: Mozart, Wagner, Ravel”, “Baranović, Stravinski, Brahms” and “Concert Season Finale.” The cycle of chamber concerts under the artistic direction of Petar Kovačić features seven concerts: “Acoustic Project: Folklore Fusion”, “Croatian String Quartet”, “Papandopulo Quartet”, “Percussion Team HNK”, “Petar Kovačić and the Cantores Santi Marci Choir”, “Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra String Sextet” and “Rijeka Wind Quintet”.
Ballet with Character
The ballet program will feature the premiere of “Odyssey,” by the famous choreographic tandem of Walter Matteini and Ina Broeckx, and the premiere of the ballet evening “Pathetique” & “Brut,” the former by the famous Douglas Lee of Britain, and the latter by Maša Kolar.
Drama with Identity
The Croatian drama program includes such renowned premieres as the musical “Hair” by James Rado, “Dangerous Liaisons” by Christopher Hampton, “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling and “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury.
The Italian drama program features the premiere titles “Il vangelo del nemico” (“Gospel of the Enemy”), based on the text by Roberta Dubac and directed by Giulio Settimo, “Adriatico” by Siniša Novković and “Alfa Romeo Jankovits” by Laura Marchig.
Both Croatian and Italian drama are preparing a production of one of the most significant works of world literature, Boccaccio’s “Decamerone”.
In the new season, you will be able to enjoy a number of popular reprises from the drama, opera and ballet repertoire: “Practicing Life – Second Time”, “Madame Minister”, “Evita”, “Tosca”, “Madama Butterfly”, “La Bohème”, “The Nutcracker” and others.
Watch the trailer for the new season below, and see you in the Theatre!
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