Events in Croatia


Istria 300

Istria300 is a bike event intended for ambitious cyclists from all over the world. The distance of 300 km represents a magical number for every cyclist, and it is a good reason why one should come to Poreč and Istria for this event. It is also an opportunity for the international participants to fit this event into their staying in the Republic of Croatia and visiting other parts of the country as well. The concept that enables the cyclists to change the longest route and to ride distances of either 235 or 155 km will open the mass market and guarantee the cyclists that they would finish the ride on the closed Istrian roads successfully.

Plava Laguna 5150 Triathlon Poreč

The beautiful landscapes of Poreč and the professional organization and hospitality of the Plava Laguna confirm that Poreč is an ideal sports destination. Two accompanying events Iron Girl & IronKids take place parallel with the above event.  The races are intended for women and children.  

71st Boris Hanžeković Memorial

The Boris Hanžeković Memorial is the oldest sporting event in Croatia and one of the world’s best and most highly regarded athletics meetings. Nowhere in Croatia can one see so many Olympic and world champions in one place as at the popular Zagreb Meeting in Mladost Athletics Stadium.

Summer Classics: Opera Gala

The most beautiful arias and duets: Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, Mascagni, Massenet… The gala concert will be conducted by the energetic, charming maestro Valentin Egel, in the fascinating ambience of the spectacular Pula Arena, one of the most beautiful opera and concert stages. Under the starry night sky, enjoy the arias and duets performed by these opera stars.   Conductor: Valentin Egel Soloists: Diana Haller mezzosoprano, Kristina Kolar soprano, Michaela Selinger mezzosoprano, Anamarija Knego soprano, Ivana Srbljan mezzosoprano, Aljaž Farasin tenor, Domagoj Dorotić tenor, Robert Kolar baritone, Luka Ortar bass and others Rijeka Symphony Orchestra    

Summer Classics: Classical Favorites 2

The summer night atmosphere in the impressive ambience of the Pula Arena will surpass any other experience of your new summer!   Don’t miss out on experiencing these beloved compositions by Gershwin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and Ravel, led by the virtuosic and energetic maestro Valentin Egel with the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra and the famous Rijeka Ballet, whose dance to the music of Bolero pushes the boundaries of the imaginable and the possible!   Conductor: Valentin Egel Program: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet - Overture, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Maurice Ravel: Bolero (+ ballet live)   Rijeka Symphony Orchestra * Performed with the Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka, choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis

Summer Classics: Classical Favorites 1

Conductor: Valentin Egel Pianist: Viktor Čižić Program: George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Antonín Dvořák: Ninth Symphony From the New World, Maurice Ravel: Bolero* (+ ballet live) Rijeka Symphony Orchestra   Rijeka Symphony Orchestra* Performed with the Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka, choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis

Summer Classics: Tosca

Puccini’s masterful opera work is finally on the stage of the fascinating 2000-year-old Pula Arena!   Experience the arias Recondita armonia, Vissi d’arte, E lucevan le stelle, Te Deum and Tosca and Cavadarossi’s final duet in the setting of this Roman structure that was once a gladatorial battlefield, where rebels were captured, tortured, and publicly condemed by cruel rulers. Is there a more appropriate place for this opera, a political thriller about love, lust, jealousy, torture, betrayal, intrigue and an incorruptible woman?   Puccini’s Tosca is rich in music of passionate and dramatic accents that vividly illustrates every thought, feeling and mood. In a world of intolerance and the tyranny of the powerful, a woman who lives for love and art takes the initiative and decides on unconditional freedom, freedom that is both personal and artistic as well as political. The soloists are led by the sensational Maida Hundeling as Tosca, Dimitris Paksoglou full of Mediterranean passion as Cavadarossi and the devilish Giorgio Surian as Scarpia.   Conductor: Philipp von Steinaecker Staging: Marin Blažević Main Cast: Maida Hundeling, Dimitris Paksoglou, Giorgio Surian   The Rijeka Symphony Orchestra and the Rijeka Opera Choir of the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka

Advent in Varaždin

Romantic, intimate, brimming with holiday aromas and the fairy-tale atmosphere of the historical city centre.The rich music, cultural and entertainment programmes, the luscious and innovative culinary offer and the myriad activities for all taste buds and guests of all ages, make the holiday season even more merry and bright, and Varaždin an even more dazzling place to be.

Festival svjetla Zagreb

Enlighten. Brighten. Light up. Amaze! Incandescence. Luminescence. Illusion. Confusion! Light art is a new discipline that has escaped the confines of museum walls, its artists using as their canvas the city, its buildings, its monuments, the night sky itself. Part art, part design, architecture and entertainment spectacle, the festival both brings you something beautiful to look at and something to make you see your world differently. Festivals of Light are bringing an exciting new dimension to ever more cities around the world, enrobing their famous monuments in vivid hues or using them as an integral part of creative works.
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