Just like the audiences of the greatest opera and concert halls in the world, the audience of the Rijeka Theatre was enthralled by the impressive stage presence and unquestionable glamour of the powerful, dazzling soprano and world opera diva, Karita Mattila!
“A phenomenal concert! Karita Mattila is beautiful, as are the arias she interpreted so emotionally and vividly for us…”
“The concert is over, yet I still can’t get over the excitement of such a star standing on our Rijeka stage in front of us.”
“An event on par with those of world halls; the golden age of the Rijeka Opera is really at its peak.”
“Very nice, with an excellent selection of arias and music. A first-rate concert.”
“I would praise the diverse program; it’s nice to hear something new in our theatre.”
“I am thrilled – it was wonderful!”
“Ville Matvejeff and the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra – I adore them!”
“Indescribable! Ville Matvejeff is perfect! Karita Mattila doesn’t just sing – she really delivers the whole story of the character. She is extraordinary.”
“Intensity, drama, acting, a phenomenal volume befitting a true opera diva,” said the delighted audience.
The charismatic Karita Mattila, with her inimitable compatriot maestro Ville Matvejeff and the exceptional Rijeka Symphony Orchestra, gave the audience an unusual, exciting evening to remember, truly one of the highlights of the ECOC concert program. Sibelius, Dvořák, and Puccini featured in the first part of the evening, with Wagner in the second part, and after a standing ovation from the audience, the diva decided to sing an encore, Sibelius’s “Illalle” (“Evenings”).
General Sponsor of the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra
Sponsor of the Karita Mattila Gala Concert