Rehearsals of Konjović’s Opera Koštana Start, Premiere on the Main Stage on 8th June
First rehearsal of Koštana, opera by Petar Konjović, was held in the Choir Hall “Milan Bajšanski” on Monday, 25th February.
The premiere, under the baton of Ana Zorana Brajović, directed by Jug Radivojević, is going to take place on the Main Stage on 8th June.
This will be the fifth staging of the most popular national opera in the National Theatre (the opera was performed on all stages in Former Yugoslavia, as well as on some European stages).
The cast: Sofija Pižurica / Sanja Kerkez / Evgenija Jeremić / Aleksandra Jovanović / Mina Gligorić (Koštana), Nenad Jakovljević / Dragoljub Bajić / Nebojša Babić (Hadji Toma), Nataša Jović Trivić / Jelena Vlahović / Dubravka Filipović (Kata), Dejan Maksimović / Stevan Karanac / Marko Živković (Stojan), Marija Jelić / Biljana Jovanović (Stana), Darko Đorđević / Marko Živković / Stevan Karanac / Siniša Radin (Arsa), Nataša Rašić / Svjetlana Đokić / Tijana Cvetković / Tamara Nikezić (Vaska), Miodrag D. Jovanović / Vuk Zekić (Mitke), Strahinja Đokić / Milan Obradović (Grkljan), Aleksandra Angelov / Željka Zdjelar / Tamara Nikezić (Salče).
The rest of the cast: Mihailo Šljivić / Miloš Milojević (Marko), Dubravka Filipović / Ivana Živadinović / Nataša Rašić (Magda), Katarina Radovanović / Milica Lalošević (Sofka), Mina Kovač Marković / Isidora Stevanović (Koca), Mihailo Otašević / Milan Panić (First Citizen), Filip Vučić / Pavle Žarkov (Second Citizen), Miloš Milojević / Vuk Radonjić (Third Citizen), Mihailo Šljivić / Milan Obradović (Police Officer), Milan Panić / Mihailo Otašević (Alil), Pavle Žarkov (Gypsy Serf) and actor Dimitrije Ilić (Asan).
Orchestra, Choir, Ballet and the Opera Studio of the National Theatre will also take part in the performance. Miraš Vuksanović and Jasna Saramandić are set designers, Katarina Grčić Nikolić is a costume designer and Vladimir Logunov is a choreographer.
Dijana Cvetković is an assistant conductor and Ana Grigorović is an assistant director.