The Zagreb Ballet is preparing the world opening night of an interesting ballet project Elisabeth of Austria – Sissi that is choreographed and directed by the master of the European ballet stage Patrice Bart for our large ballet ensemble after the story of the famous German dramaturge Christine Theobald Gabler that will take us through the life story of one of the most intriguing and beautiful empresses of the world, Elisabeth of Austria. The music score is based on selected neoromantic works of the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana that is created and arranged by the composer and conductor of world renown Ermanno Florio who will also conduct the opening night while the following performances will be led by Dian Tchobanov. The set and costume designer is Luisa Spinatelli, assistant choreographer is Raffaella Renzi, light designer is Deni Šesnić, fencing master is Sanjin Kovačić, assistant set and costume designer is Moniafelicia Torchia, as well as Denis Rubinić, assistant set designer and Mia Rejc Prajninger as assistant costume designer. The world premiere is scheduled for March 27, 2018.
Cast: Natalia Kosovac / Iva Vitić Gameiro / Miruna Miciu ( Elisabeth of Austria), Iva Vitić Gameiro / Atina Tanović (Melancholy), Andrea Schifano / Guilherme Gameiro Alves (Franz Joseph I), Guilherme Gameiro Alves / Andrea Schifano / Balint Rauscher (Ludvig II of Bavaria), Takuya Sumitomo / Tomislav Petranović (Count Andrassy), Tomislav Petranović / Simon Yoshida / Kornel Palinko (Prince Rudolf), Edina Pličanić /Mirna Sporiš (Sofia, Bavarian Princess, mother of Franz Joseph I), Miruna Miciu / Pavla Pećušak (Helen, Bavarian princess, Elisabeth’s sister), Cristiana Rotolo / Rieka Suzuki (Mary Vetsera), Milka Bartolović / Daria Brdovnik Bukvić (Ludovika, Bavarian princess, Elisabeth’s mother) with the participation of almost the entire ballet ensemble.