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

Daniela Rogulj

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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