Friday, 5 March 2021

Opera Singers to Help in Post-COVID Rehabilitation

ZAGREB, 5 March, 2021 - Several professional opera singers on Friday launched the "Breathe" campaign to help as of 8 March in the rehabilitation of people who have recovered from COVID-19 but still have difficulty breathing.

The initiative came from Croatian National Theatre (HNK) Zagreb singers Ljubomir Puškarić, Adela Golac Rilović, Ivana Lazar, Ivica Trubić, Tomislav Mužek, Luciano Batinić, Tvrtko Stipić and Ozren Bilušić, and HNK Osijek singers Martina Puškarić and Berislav Puškarić, Ljubomir Puškarić said on Friday, adding that singers from all of Croatia were joining the initiative.

Puškarić said a Facebook group was created for everyone who had experienced serious COVID-19 symptoms and had difficulty breathing even after recovering.

He said those joining the group would obtain information on breathing exercises used by opera singers and be able to work with instructors, all professional operas singers, based on one-on-one online consultations.

To begin with, each participant will get at least one session a week in agreement with an instructor. The therapy is planned to last six weeks. The idea comes from England and a survey has shown that the psychophysical condition of persons working with opera singers has improved.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

61st Split Summer Festival

It might be the Ultra Festival weekend these days. But soon Split will turn the page and become the main cultural spot in Croatia with its 61st Split Summer Festival.

The opening night is planned on Tuesday July 14, 2015 with the premiere of the opera Samson and Dalila by Camille Saint-Saensa at the Croatian National Theatre Split at 21:00. To make the evening even more glamorous an pre-event in front of the Theatre building "Šušur prid Teatron" with various performances by the members of the National Theatre Split will give us a taste of this year‘s festival program.

Within the next 32 days, there will be 52 performances in 19 locations by the members of the Split National Theatre and their guests with various opera, ballet, drama, concerts, exhibitions and musicals.

It is now the 3rd year, that I am following the Split Summer Festival, but sadly only by reading its program. Although the connection from Hvar to the mainland is fairly good during the summer, there is still no way I could visit any of the performances and return home as they all start around 9 pm. And of course they do. It‘s summer. During those long hot days, there is no way anything could start any sooner, especially when there are several outdoor performances planned, like at the Sustipan. I understand that, but still, I wish Split would be closer..

Full program at the Croatian National Theatre Split website and you can buy tickets online here.


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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Opera Under the Stars in Trogir

Opera superstar Anna Samuil in Kamerlengo Castle this Friday