The Zagreb Opera is intensely preparing its fourth premiere this season – Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo with Elio Boncompagni as conductor and Derek Gimpel as stage director. The rest of the production team includes the set designer Italo Grassi, costume designer Stephan Dietrich, choreographer Mateja Pučko Petković, assistant conductor Darijan Ivezić, choirmaster Luka Vukšić, assistant stage director Petar Vujačić, assistant set designer Žorž Draušnik, assistant costume designer Mia Rejc-Prajninger.
The ensemble of the performance is: Luciano Batinić / Ivica Čikeš (Philip II.), Valentina Fijačko Kobić / Adela Golac Rilović (Elisabeth), Stjepan Franetović / Tomislav Mužek (Don Carlo), Siniša Hapač / Ljubomir Puškarić / Davor Radić (Marquis Rodrigo Posa), Dubravka Šeparović Mušović / Višnja Popov /Tena Lebarić Rašković, study role (Eboli), Branislav Jatić / Siniša Štork (Grand Inquisitor), Gorana Biondić Ruško / Martina Klarić (Thibault), Ozren Bilušić / Ivica Trubić (Old Mink), Mario Bokun / Damir Klačar (Royal Herald), Ivana Lazar (A Voice from Heaven), Kristijan Beluhan / Ivo Gamulin / Tvrtko Stipić (Count of Lerma), Miha Bole, Marin Čargo, Martin Feller, David Šeb, Ivan Šimatović, Florian Tavić (Envoys).
Concert mistresses: Vlatka Peljhan, Mojca Ramušćak
Répétiteurs: Vjekoslav Babić, Helena Borović, Nina Cossetto, Silvana Čuljak, Darijan Ivezić
Stage managers: Aleksandra Ćorluka, Zrinka Petrušanec
Prompters: Marija Dražančić, Gordana Nikić
The premiere shall take place on April 10, 2017. The opera is sung in Italian with a translation from French made by Angelo Zanardini and Piero Faggioni after Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle.