This year’s Festival brings innovation and energy with the best of classical music in the theatrical performance in the Old Town, unique electro – opera mix, as well as the Montenegrin premiere of opera Carmen by G. Bizet.
We present to you the OMOF2018 PROGRAM:
August 22nd | 21:00 | Forte Mare Fortress
Electro opera in Forte Mare
This year’s fifth Operosa Montenegro Opera Festival 2018 will be opened by unique performance – first Electro Opera in Montenegro. DJ & Producer Danijel Čehranov, mezzo soprano Iva Lazovic and string quartet Operosa Strings will present to the audience this exceptional mix of electo music with some of the most renowned opera classics from outstanding composers such as Rossini, Donizetti, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Ponchielli, Massenet.
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August 23rd | 20:00 | Old town of Herceg Novi
Classical Moment in Old Town
Some of the most beautiful classical music arias will be performed in the historical Belavista Square of Herceg Novi Town:
A prominent Montenegrin guitarist, Bojana Brajović, teaches in Art school for music and ballet education ‘Vasa Pavić’, in Podgorica. For the last seven years, she has been playing with flutist, Boris Nikčević, and they had given over fourty recitals all over Montenegro, France, Serbia, Slovenia and Russia. As a soloist, Bojana performed within numerous guitar festivals in Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Italy and had given recitals in prestigious Montenegrin music venues. She graduated from Music academy in Cetinje, Montenegro, with professor Vera Ogrizović, and took master classes with famous classical guitarists.
Kristina Hadži Dinić graduated from the secondary music school in Belgrade, in the class of prof. Daroslave Marković. Studied violin in the Music Academy in Titograd, in the class of Prof. Pavel Vernjikov and Ilja Grubert, and graduated in the class of prof. Vartkes Boyagian. She was a member of the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra from the establishment until 2010. She plays in chamber ensembles, amongst others in the piano quintet Monte Piano, with which she performed in Podgorica, Cetinje, Paris, Thessaloniki, and Athens. She works as a violin teacher at the Vasa Pavic Art and Music School in Podgorica.
Marijana Šovran completed her master studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of prof. Radmila Smiljanić and studio „Borislav Popović” at the National Theater in Belgrade. She graduated from ICAV – one of the finest summer schools of the Metropolitan Opera in Montreal. She worked there with Joan Dornemann, Mignon Dunn, Olga Macarine, Hemdi Kfir, Rosemary Landry, Lycy Arner, Rainer Armbrust…
She has worked and collaborated with artists such as: Jennifer Larmore, Đorđe Nešić, Darina Takova, Ana Zorana Brajović, Miroslav Homen, Đorđe Pavlović, Zorica Mitev, Darinka Matić Marović, Marijana Mijanović, Radmila Bakočević, Predrag Gosta, Katherine Haataja, Lilia Ilieva. In addition to concert performances her repertoire includes: Die Zauberflöte, Suor Angelica, La Boheme, Lo Speziale, La Clemenza di Tito, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Don Giovanni, Il Tabarro, Tosca.
Program for the evening:
- A. Vivaldi, “Sposa son disprezzata”
- G.Mauro “Ombre amene amiche piante”
- F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, “Auf Flügeln des Gesanges”
- F.Obrados, “Del cabello mas sutil”
- J.A. Goepfert, “Air varié” op.18
- E.Grieg, “Solveigs Lied”
- L. Arditi, “Il bacio”
- H. Villa-Lobos, “Bachianas Brasileiras” no. 5
- F. Schubert “Der Lindenbaum”
- G.Puccini, “O mio babbino caro”
- E. Satie, “Je te veux”
- G.Gershwin, “Summertime”
- F.Obrados, “El Vito”
August 24th & 25th | 21:00 | Kanli Kula Fortress
Carmen, Opera by Georges Bizet
Carmen (Carmencita) is a French opera by Georges Bizet composed in 1875. Libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy based on the novel by Prosper Merimee ‘Carmen’. The story takes place in Spain in the year 1820, in the city of Seville and the surrounding mountains.
The dark world of factory workers, smugglers, lovers, and losers has made it one of the ten most popular operas in the world. Behind this intense story, characters openly show strong passion, blind love, jealousy, defiance, and anger. The composer constantly revised the end to boost action and tension.
The sense of the intensity of life is often seen during times of war, so we have set our production in a time of war, the Spanish civil war of the 1930s. A time when Spanish ‘fascists’ sought to destroy the partisans when guns were smuggled, traitors shot, and women declared themselves no longer victims of patriarchal abuse, but fighters against it – even if it meant their own death.
Cast & crew:
- Maesro Eraldo Salmieri (Austria/Italy) – Conductor
- Martin Lloyd-Evans (UK) – Stage Director
- Simon Corder (UK) – Set & Light Designer
- Magdalena Vlajić (Serbia) – Costume Designer
- Carmen – Marija Joković
- Micaela – Ekaterina Sannikova
- Fraschita – Aleksandra Stanković
- Mercedes – Nataša Rašić
- Don Jose – Hany Abdelzaher
- Escamillo – Vuk Zekić
- Zuniga – Ivan Plazačić
- Morales – Marko Pantelić
- Remendado – Mladen Prodan
- Dancairo -Pavle Žarkov
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