Sunday, 11 July 2021

67th Split Summer Festival to Open on 14 July with "Cavalleria Rusticana"

ZAGREB, 11 July, 2021 - The 67th Split Summer Festival opens on 14 July with a premiere of Pietro Mascagni's opera "Cavalleria Rusticana", and the festival's programme includes operas, dramas, ballet performances, as well as exhibitions, concerts, book presentations and a chanson cabaret, a press conference heard.

The Split Summer Festival will take place in Peristil Square and several other locations, including Meštrović's Crikvine-Kaštilac complex, the Emanuel Vidović Gallery, Gajo Bulat Square, Sustipan, the City Museum of Split, the Meštrović Gallery, the Česma park in Vrlika, the Marko Marulić City Library and Sveti Filip i Jakov, where the Croatian National Theatre (HNK) Split will perform Ilija Zovko's drama "Francuzica" on the last day of the festival.

The festival closes on 14 August on Sustipan, where Judita awards will be presented.

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Saturday, 28 September 2019

Operas, Dramas, Ballets and More: HNK Split Announces New Season

September 28, 2019 - Shake off your end of summer blues with the Croatian National Theatre's new season in Split.

Splitski Dnevnik writes that two operas and four drama premieres, two ballets and many reruns and concerts are part of the upcoming season at the Croatian National Theater Split, announced director Srecko Sestan at a press conference on Friday.

Presenting the new directors of Drama - Jelena Bosancic, Opera - Jura Bucevic and Ballet - Ilir Kerni, director Sestan said that for this season, the link was "The Mediterranean with the center in Split" and that the season would be exciting.

He congratulated the national champion of HNK Split, Ivica Cikes, for winning the County award, which will be presented to him on Monday.

“What I want to emphasize is that our concert subscription has dropped tremendously. Given that we now have a key problem empowering our orchestra, in this financial situation, I did not dare announce a concert subscription and be responsible for making those programs a reality. Nevertheless, there will be very interesting concerts, and all subscribers so far will have a discount and priority when purchasing concert tickets,” Sestan added.

Thus, the opera premieres will include Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto and Verdi's Lombardi, and as for the ballets, the audience will be able to watch the premieres of Piazzolla/Stravinski and Barak Marshall's Monger.

The most premieres are in the drama program. The audience will be able to enjoy Lepurica by Ana Prolić and Bambina by Ana Tonković Dolenčić which brings Neno Belan’s hits to the big stage. 

The small stage features Laponija by Marco Angelet and Cristina Clemente, directed by Nenni Delmestre, and The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, directed by Nina Mitrovic.

The audience will again be able to watch Little Floramye, Splitski Akvarel, Ero s onoga svijeta, Parallel Worlds, The Crucible, The Imaginary Invalid, The Taming of the Shrew, Ol smo za jedan dan, and Čudo u Poskokovoj Dragi.

The small stage will once again feature the performances of Little Moscow, Stories from Vukovar, and reruns of the ballet Coppelia, The Nutcracker, and Death and the Dervish. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem was announced on the eve of All Saints' Day, a concert of Croatian Christmas songs on December 21 and 23, and a New Year's concert on December 28, 29 and 30.

Drama director Jelena Bosancic said that they had a big job ahead of them and that they should "roll up their sleeves" and work hard. 

“Any personality of power must be discarded for us to come together. I will not engage in any position other than the position of work and use my energy and fusion with positivity to better implement this beautiful season,” Bosancic concluded.

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Friday, 25 December 2015

The Best Croatian Brass Orchestra in Split and Imotski over the Weekend

Christmas and New Year´s Concert of the Croatian Brass Orchestra - City Music Imotski and their guests (Vanna, Vedran Mlikota, Choir of the Music School of Dr. fra Ivan Glibotić Imotski..) will take place on Sunday December 27, 2015 at 20:00 at the Croatian National Theatre in Split.

The Croatian Brass Orchestra of the City Music Imotski was established in 1870 and celebrates its 145th anniversary. The best brass orchestra in Croatia with numerous national and international awards and recognitions. Whenever they appears at the national competition, they win (as they did 5 times already). After 2 CDs, they are preparing another one.


The CBO City Music Imotski often cooperates with the Croatian National Theatre in Split - they were involved in operas Mefistofelle and Aida last year. This is what the two famous Croatian conductors say about the CBO City Music Imotski (according to Radio Split):

"It is my 47th Aida at Peristil. Thanks to you (CBO City Music Imotski) and your work, dedication, discipline and quality of musicians, this was the best stage music ever", said maestro Nikša Bareza in Split (2014).

"CBO City Music Imotski is a cultural phenomenon. It is the first amateur symphonic orchestra in Croatia", said maestro Mladen Tarbuk from Novi Vinodolski.


They will be in Split on the 27th and the day before (on the 26th) in Imotski at the Matice Hrvatske Sqare at 12:00. Enjoy!!


Here is a little taste of the orchestra: