Bruno Bjelinski’s ballet Peter Pan choreographed by Giorgio Madia will be back on the repertoire from Thursday, April 26, 2018. The conductor is Alan Bjelinski, light designer Giorgio Madia, set designer Kinsun Chan, costume designer and assistant choreographer Adriana Mortelliti, dramaturge Annegret Gertz, director of flying aerial scenes Ran Arthur Braun, ballet mistress Mihaela Devald, assistant set designer Ante Serdar, assistant costume designer Tihana Cizelj, technical supervisor of aerial scenes Jacob Sebastian Malm and the authors of the floral pattern Marina Marić and Damir Medvešek.
The cast is: Kornel Palinko as Peter Pan, Catarina Meneses as Tinkerbell, Iva Vitić Gameiro as Wendy, Gianmarco Beoni as Michael, Adam Harris as John, George Stanciu as Captain Hook, Rieka Suzuki as the Indian Princess, Guilherme Gameiro Alves as the Indian Prince, Milka Hribar Bartolović as Mrs.Darling, Natalia Horsnell as the Fairy et al.
Exactly fifty years after the first premiere in Zagreb, Croatian composer Bruno Bjelinski’s Peter Pan returns to the stage that it was created for, in order to celebrate its big birthday. The story about a boy who doesn’t want to grow up, one of the most popular children’s stories of all time, was first told much earlier, and has been retold to generations of children ever since 1904, when the famous writer James M. Barrie introduced it as a theatre play in London. It has since been adapted numerous times for stages and silver screens, shown as an animated film, and daydreamed about by the beds of its first young readers. “I’m youth, I’m joy, (…) I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg,“ says Peter Pan, and once again, over a hundred years later, he takes Wendy, John, and Michael on an exciting flight to Neverland, where he fights courageously with Captain Hook and the frightening crocodile, where they meet fairies, pirates and Indians, Tiger Lily and her Indian prince… The vain little fairy, Tinker Bell, is always by their side, and the crowd of Lost Boys, Peter Pan’s clique, welcomes them warmly, in their own way. The new choreographic vision of Peter Pan was brought to the Zagreb stage by Giorgio Madia through his specific choreographic style that draws attention of the biggest European ballet theatres, where he worked on compelling theatrical productions for a younger audience, such as Alice’s Wonderland, and OZ – The Wonderful Wizard.