Events in Croatia


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.

Around

What a great way to round up your summer! This unique project will turn your city stroll into an artistic exploration of Zagreb. Interventions by artists will focus on the beauty and potential of forgotten public spaces, and transform the city into a unique outdoor gallery

Cest is d' Best

Cest is d’Best is the oldest and biggest street festival in Croatia and has taken place in Zagreb since 1997. Over the years it has also become an important international event bringing joy and life to Zagreb streets and squares. It promotes and creates street cultural expression, bonding all generations through its music and street performances.
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