Ivo Josipović LENNON 90 min

LENNON

Creatives

Libretto

Marina Biti

Conductor

Director

Marina Pejnović

Set designer

Ivan Lušičić Liik

Costume designer

Zdravka Ivandija Kirigin

Choreographer

Barbara Novković Novak

Light designer

Elvis Butković

Chorus master

Luka Vukšić

Assistant conductor

Vjekoslav Babić

Assistant director

Patrik Sečen

Assistant costume designer

Ana Trišler

Assistant costume designer (volunteer)

Ana Roko

Ensemble of the performance

John Lennon

Domagoj Dorotić

May

Dubravka Šeparović Mušović

Yoko Ono

Marija Kuhar Šoša

Chapman

Ozren Bilušić

Mimi

Kristina Anđelka Đopar

Julia

Sofia Ameli Gojić

Cyntia

Helena Lucić Šego

Paul

Siniša Galović

Stu

Dario Ćurić

Ringo

Davor Radić

George

Siniša Hapač

Julian

Alen Ruško

Brian

Siniša Štork

Young Lennon

Borko Bajutti, Noa Vlčev

Dancers

Sanda Miš, Dunja Zoričić, Tatjana Andročec, Danijela Zobunđija, Danijela Batur, Azamat Nabiulin, Filip Filipović

Stage managers

Stage managers

Aleksandra Ćorluka, Zrinka Petrušanec

Orchestra and Chorus of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Concert masters

Mojca Ramušćak, Vlatka Peljhan

Artistic leader of the Opera Studio

Nina Cossetto

Répétiteurs

Vjekoslav Babić, Helena Borović, Ante Sladoljev

Prompter

Marija Dražančić

World opening night

22.04.2023

Ivo Josipović

LENNON

Continuing the long fertile cooperation with the Music Biennale Zagreb, that goes back to the very beginnings of this international manifestation, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb will prepare, in collaboration with the MBZ, a world opening night of the new work of the contemporary Croatian composer Ivo Josipović, opera Lennon.

The fate of John Lennon, one of the famous Beatles had been intriguing the composer for a long time and when Marina Biti wrote the libretto, the composer's work could be continued. This story about the murder that had stirred the modern world, contains surrealistic components and John Lennon and the people who were important to him are the focus of the plot, as well as the murderer with his specific psychological profile, while there is an attempt to answer the question what made a fan turn into a killer of the man he adored. Composer Ivo Josipović along a very rich music career (A Game of Glass Beads, Jubilus for piano, Garden of Epicurus for a symphonic orchestra, A party for two pianos, percussions and strings, Samba da Camera etc.) has a great legal and political career and is a member of several artistic, professional and scientific associations and bodies in the country and abroad, is a selected member of the World Academy of Art and Science and the winner of numerous awards in the field of music. The conductor of the world opening night of opera Lennon on the stage of the CNT in Zagreb is Ivan Josip Skender and director Marina Pejnović.