The moment has come – only two days left till the first Music Biennale Zagreb 2017 weekend!

From Klothó's rehearsal


A fantasy opera in one act by the Polish composer Martyna Kosecka will open this years' Festival. Although we've already wrote about Martyna's first opera piece – let's remember how the story began. Maryna Kosecka was the winner of Biennale's 5-Minute Opera Competition in 2015. Her award was a comissioned full-lenght opera. That's how the opera Klothó, The Thread of the Tales was created. Klotho will be performed by the ensemble and soloists of the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka, under the baton of the Croatian conductor and composer Berislav Šipuš. Martyna is author of the music, but also of the libretto which combines elements from several stories and fairy-tales, among which are the ones written by the most famous Croatian children’s tale author Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić. The opera is directed by the Polish director Krzysztof Cicheński, a this Croatian-Polish project is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Croatia.

Klothó's premiere isn't exactly the first Biennale's event – on the same day at 6 p.m. the so called Grand opening for the little ones will take place at the Zagreb Puppet Theatre with the premiere of the puppet play Frog the Queen. Young Croatian composer Sara Glojnarić is the author of the music, and the familiar motif of the transformation of a frog into a price has brought to life the famous Croatian theatre director Rene Medvešek.

After two fairy-tale operas, the first Biennale's day continues with a somewhat different artistic expression.


At 10 p.m. at the Zagreb Youth Theatre the Cantus Ensemble will perform An Index of Metals, a video-opera by the Italian composer Fausto Romitelli. The performance will be conducted by the Italian conductor Adriano Martinolli D'Arcy, with the Croatian soprano Marta Schwaiger as the soloist.


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