Operosa Montenegro Opera Festival 2018 promises vocal and visual feast!



Operosa Montenegro Opera Festival 2018
 vocal and visual feast!

This year’s Festival brings innovation and energy with the best of classical
music performance in the Old Town, unique electro – opera mix, as well
as the Montenegrin premiere of opera Carmen by G. Bizet


Electro opera in Forte Mare

Forte Mare Fortress
August 22nd 2018 at 21h

This year’s 12th 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.


Classical Moment in Old Town

Belavista Square
August 23rd 2018 at 20h

Some of the most beautiful classical music arias by Schubert, Vivaldi, Puccini, Satie
will be performed in the historical Belavista Square of Herceg Novi Town by
 prominent Montenegrin guitarist Bojan Brajović, violinist Kristina Hadži Dinić
and Montenegrin diva Marijana Šovran.


Opera Carmen by Georges Bizet

Kanli Kula Fortress
August 24th and 25th 2018 at 21h


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 of
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 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:
Maestro 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

Don Jose – Hany Abdelzaher

Micaela – Ekaterina Sannikova

Frasquita – Aleksandra Stanković

Mercedes – Nataša Rašić

Escamillo – Vuk Zekić

Zuniga – Ivan Plazačić

Morales – Marko Pantelić

Remendado – Mladen Prodan

Dancairo -Pavle Žarkov


Young@Opera | under 18 go free

Kanli Kula Fortress
August 25th 2018 at 21h

The Young@Opera campaign allows anyone under the age of 18 free entrance
to the last Festival performance, reprise of opera Carmen.The main goal is to
approach opera art to younger audience and to attract a new and a
younger audience to opera.

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