Jakov Gotovac Ero the Joker 180 min

Ero the Joker

Performances

From 03. May 2024.

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Creatives

Conductor

Josip Šego

Stage director

Krešimir Dolenčić

Set designer

Dalibor Laginja

Costume designer

Inga Kostinčer

Costume revival

Dženisa Pecotić

Choreographers

Margareta Froman i Vatroslav Krčelić (obnovila Sonja Kastl)

Ballet master

Assistants for costume revival

Tihana Cizelj i Božica Tunjić (volonterka)

Assistant set designer

Ante Serdar

Chorus master

Luka Vukšić

Translation of libretto

Tijana Gojić

Ensemble of the performance

Mićo / Ero the Joker

Domagoj Dorotić, Stjepan Franetović, Martin Sušnik

Đula

Valentina Fijačko Kobić, Adela Golac Rilović, Josipa Lončar

Landlord Marko

Siniša Štork, Mate Akrap

Doma

Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, Sofija Ameli Gojić, Tamara Franetović Felbinger, Ivana Srbljan

Miller Sima

Ljubomir Puškarić, Davor Radić, Davor Nekjak

Shepherd

Andrija Bošković, Nina Rašković

Young lad

Mario Bokun

Orchestra and Chorus of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Stage managers

Aleksandra Ćorluka, Zrinka Petrušanec

Prompter

Marija Dražančić

Concert master / mistress

Vlatka Peljhan, Mojca Ramušćak

Artistic leader of the Opera Studio

Nina Cossetto

Répétiteurs

Helena Borović, Darijan Ivezić

FEATURING

Horses

Cartago i Clinton

Upravljanje sportskim objektima

P. J. Otvoreni objekti - Hipodrom

Vodiči konja

Vernalis Dokuzović, Ivan Racić, Denis Gugić

Premiere

09.05.1992
03.05

Creatives

Conductor

Josip Šego

Stage director

Krešimir Dolenčić

Set designer

Dalibor Laginja

Costume designer

Inga Kostinčer

Costume revival

Dženisa Pecotić

Choreographers

Margareta Froman i Vatroslav Krčelić (obnovila Sonja Kastl)

Ballet master

Assistants for costume revival

Tihana Cizelj i Božica Tunjić (volonterka)

Assistant set designer

Ante Serdar

Chorus master

Luka Vukšić

Translation of libretto

Tijana Gojić

Ensemble of the performance

Mićo / Ero the Joker

Domagoj Dorotić, Stjepan Franetović, Martin Sušnik

Đula

Valentina Fijačko Kobić, Adela Golac Rilović, Josipa Lončar

Landlord Marko

Siniša Štork, Mate Akrap

Doma

Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, Sofija Ameli Gojić, Tamara Franetović Felbinger, Ivana Srbljan

Miller Sima

Ljubomir Puškarić, Davor Radić, Davor Nekjak

Shepherd

Andrija Bošković, Nina Rašković

Young lad

Mario Bokun

Orchestra and Chorus of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Stage managers

Aleksandra Ćorluka, Zrinka Petrušanec

Prompter

Marija Dražančić

Concert master / mistress

Vlatka Peljhan, Mojca Ramušćak

Artistic leader of the Opera Studio

Nina Cossetto

Répétiteurs

Helena Borović, Darijan Ivezić

FEATURING

Horses

Cartago i Clinton

Upravljanje sportskim objektima

P. J. Otvoreni objekti - Hipodrom

Vodiči konja

Vernalis Dokuzović, Ivan Racić, Denis Gugić

Jakov Gotovac

ERO THE JOKER

A comic opera in three acts

Libretto by Milan Begović

As Jakov Gotovac’s most successful work, the opera Ero the Joker has been considered one of the best Slavic comic operas for a long time. Since its premiere in the Croatian National Theatre in 1935, it has been an almost constant part of the repertoires of all Croatian national theatres. Many reviews of productions on foreign stages consider Ero a symbol of Croatian opera, bringing the songs and dances of its homeland to the world, through impeccably intertwined lyrics and music. The chromatic musical scale, rich orchestration, lively rhythms, and continuously flowing, melodic vocal lines are closely tied to the exceptional libretto by Milan Begović, which is full of humorous verses. The main character of the opera and the central figure of the narrative is Mića, a young man from a wealthy rural family in the Dalmatian hinterland. While looking for a girl he could marry, he follows his mother’s advice and pretends to be a poor man. He introduces himself as Ero from another world, wanting to be certain that his chosen one, Đula, truly loves him. Although he tricks many, in the end he is forgiven and gets the girl he loves. The vigorous ballet finale of the opera, with its frenzied tempo, is an ode to a rural way of life, wherein the music, full of the ethos of the Dalmatian interior, swells to prominence.

The eternal young man! - Vijenac

Ovations, cheering, elation, audiences on their feet… all this in honor of the 80th anniversary of Ero the Joker. - Jutarnji list

Dvadeset pet godina ta predstava stiliziranih folklornih okvira neprekidno je na repertoaru, prikazana 146 puta. U njoj se izmijenilo mnoštvo solista u glavnim ulogama, od kojih je dio nazočio svečanoj izvedbi 2. svibnja, i bio predstavljen publici…— Vijenac
The eternal young man!— Vijenac
Ovations, cheering, elation, audiences on their feet… all this in honor of the 80th anniversary of Ero the Joker.— Jutarnji list

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