Ero the Joker

Ero the Joker

The act that Mićo, a rich peasant, changes and pretends to have fallen from the sky, from the other world in order to test nature and devotion of the girl he loves, develops into a whole set of comic situations and plots. A fresh and live stage life pulsates in the opera. People with human virtues and faults live there. This opera is full of beautiful folk songs that Gotovac incorporated in his work with a skill of a great artist. Gotovac and Begović, the libretto writer, found the basis for the opera's music and text in the folklore of many South Slavic groups, ranging from Dalmatian folklore (the final “Vrlik aKolo” dance) to Kosovo female songs from Gnjilane (opening female chorus “Duni mi, duni, lađane”). Deprived of pathos, full of sparkling satire this opera ranks among the best works of Slavic opera literature.  

Author's team

Conductor Hari Zlodre
Director Krešimir Dolenčić
Set Designer Dinka Jeričević
Costume Designer Danica Dedijer
Choreographer Lucijano Perić
Assistant Choreographer Branka Trumbić
Choirmaster Ana Šabašov
Assistant Director Irena Čurik
Light Designer Zoran Mihanović


Mića, Ero the Joker Miljenko Đuran (Nov. 5 and 7, 2016; March 27. and  29, 2017)
Marko, rich peasant Ivica Čikeš (Nov. 5 and 7, 2016; March 27. and  29, 2017)
Doma, his second wife Terezija Kusanović (Nov. 5 and 7, 2016; March 27 and  29, 2017)
Đula, Marko’s daughter from his first marriage Kristina Đopar (Nov. 5 and 7, 2016), Valentina Fijačko Kobić (March 27, 2017), Božena Svalina (March 29, 2017)
Sima, the miller Ljubomir Puškarić (Nov. 5 and 7, 2016; March 27 and  29, 2017)
Young Shepard Tea Požgaj (Nov. 5 and 7, 2016; March 27 and  29, 2017)
  CNT Split Choir and Orchestra 
Dance  KUD Jedinstvo Dence Ensemble