Children’s opera Hillary the Witch Goes to the Opera is scheduled for November 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Foyer of the CNT in Zagreb.
The stage director is Ivan Leo Lemo, set designer Vesna Režić, costume designer Mirjana Zagorec and the composer is Zvonimir Dusper. The cast is Dora Lipovčan, (Hillary, the Witch), Marija Kuhar Šoša (Maria Bellacanta, opera singer) and Kazuhiro Tamari (Vili, the black cat).
A simple and amusing plot, beautiful music, presentation of new things in an interesting manner acceptable to even very young children make this performance extremely popular. Only three performers with their in-depth playing and acting in the lavish ambience of the theatre’s Foyer present this merry story and succeed to create the magnificent world of opera. This unique opera intended for the youngest of spectators, for those who are yet to become opera lovers, was adapted and rearranged by Ivan Leo Lemo. In 2011, the performance had been proclaimed best performance of the 11th naj, naj, naj festival, and Dora Lipovčan was awarded as best actress for the role of witch Hillary at the same festival. After four seasons and more than 70 performances in the theatre and on tours, Peter Lund’s Hillary the Witch Goes to the Opera readily awaits its youngest spectators even this season.