Opera

I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Vincenzo Bellini

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"Swan of Catania," Vincenzo Bellini, the unparalleled master of bel canto, is an operatic genius whose gift for composing long, flowing melodies has been admired by the greatest opera composers, from Verdi to Wagner. Expressive music, deep emotions, and Bellini's ability to convey feelings of love, sorrow, and tragedy make this opera unforgettable. This masterpiece, a supreme example of Bellini's ability to create a musical narrative that radiates both beauty and depth, is being performed in Split for the first time.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi
The Magic Flute Co-produced by CNT Split and Arts Academy Split
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute

Mozart's timeless classic is one of the greatest operas ever composed. The quest for truth and wisdom, love and enlightenment, is cloaked in the form of enchanting fantasy. The Magic Flute, which serves Prince Tamino to rescue him from trouble, is a symbol of art, music that touches the emotions, comforts, strengthens, and transforms the soul through a process of metamorphosis. It guides a person through numerous trials on the journey from the realm of night to the realm of light and humanity.

The Magic Flute
La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata

The musical drama about a Parisian courtesan, the "fallen woman," who sacrifices everything for love, is the pinnacle of Verdi's genius. From the intoxicating joy of the drinking song ("Brindisi") to the subdued and poignant third act where hope and despair meet, La traviata is a profoundly emotional bel canto masterpiece by the most significant opera master.

La Traviata
Mila Gojsalića
Jakov Gotovac

Mila Gojsalića

In folk tradition, the heroism of Mila Gojsalić, the beautiful and proud girl from Poljica, a martyr and a national heroine, the "Croatian Joan of Arc" who sacrificed her own life to eliminate the danger of foreign occupation in her native Poljica region, is a significant theme in Croatian literature, music, and art. Jakov Gotovac composed a historical musical drama based on the lyrics of Danko Anđelinović, creating his most lavish opera in the process, filled with noble pathos and almost oratorical serenity.

Mila Gojsalića
Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi

Un ballo in maschera

Verdi's masterpiece, in an intriguing staging and outstanding musical performance by the Croatian National Theatre Split Opera, was immediately declared a "world-class production" by critics after the premiere. It brought together "top-notch performers, from the conductor, choir, and orchestra to the soloists, all so assured and powerful that the impression was left that positive energy had been building up in the ensemble for a long time."

Un ballo in maschera
Ero the Joker
Jakov Gotovac

Ero the Joker

"Ero the Joker," the best Croatian opera, directed by Krešimir Dolenčić, premiered at the Croatian National Theatre in Split in 2001, and it is the longest-running production in our theater.

Ero the Joker
The Aquarelle of Split
Ivo Tijardović

The Aquarelle of Split

The Aquarelle of Split is a singing, witty, and playful journey from Veliki Varoš to the waterfront of our childhood. We will celebrate Sudamja, play tombola, and wrap ourselves in the comforting beauty and the youthful love of Tonči and his Marica, all in honor of the main characters of this immortal work of maestro Tijardović - the city of Split and ourselves.

The Aquarelle of Split