The Croatian National Theatre have picked up a prestigious FEDORA award for the opera project Kein Licht…
The Croatian National Theatre, which co-produced the award-winning contemporary opera Kein Licht (No Light) with Opéra Comique Paris, beat 30 other opera projects to win the award this weekend in Milan, Italy.
“It is an honour that in such tough competition, which included some famous European theaters, to win a prestigious European award for an opera which will be realised next year in co-production with the Paris Opera Comique. It is especially exciting to collaborate with major European and international artists such as Nobel prize winner Elfriede Jelinek and one of the best German directors Nicolas Stehmann. This is certainly a significant recognition for the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, but also recognition of the importance for the entire Croatian culture,” said Dubravka Vrgoč, manager of the Zagreb National Theatre.
Kein Licht, which composer Phillippe Manoury was in charge of composing the music for the opera, will be performed at festivals in Paris, Zagreb and Luxembourg next year.
FEDORA – The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet – is an organisation which aims to promote opera and ballet fundraising for new achievements and co-production projects between opera houses, festivals and artists. Members of FEDORA include prestigious opera houses, festivals, ballet groups and music associations from 14 European countries, such as the Royal Opera House (United Kingdom), Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France) and Theater Magdeburg (Germany).