A. Horozić: Hasanaginica, opera

Sarajevo National Theatre

5. July 2018
20.00
Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana
33, 30, 25, 20, 14, 9 €

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Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.

A. Horozić: Hasanaginica, opera

Sarajevo National Theatre

Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra

Ballet Ensemble and Chorus of the Sarajevo National Theatre

Nijaz Alispahić, libretto
Dario Vučić, conductor
Sulejman Kupusović, director
Edina Papo, choreography
Radovan Marušić, set design
Vanja Popović, costume design

Main cast:
Adema Pljevljak – Krehić, Hasanaginica
Leonardo Šarić, Hasan-Aga
Amir Saračević, Kadi of Imotska
Denis Isaković, beg Pintorović
Dajana Šegvić, Hasanaginica‘s mother
Aida Čorbadžić, Sultanija
Ivan Šarić, Sazlija
Dragan Pavlović, old wedding guest
Ian Valka, Nadin Đipa, Nidal Đipa, children

Hasanaginica is the most beautiful and most frequently translated Bosnian Herzegovinian ballad. Originating in the Imotski region, it was passed on orally from generation to generation. The story of Hasanaginica was first published by the Italian humanist Alberto Fortis in his 1774 book Viaggio in Dalmazia („Travels in Dalmatia”). In 2000 the librettist Nijaz Alispahić used the original text as the basis for an eponymous three-act opera in collaboration with the extraordinarily prolific Bosnian composer Asim Horozić. The story is set in the Biokovo mountains, where the lord (aga) Hasan Arapović lies wounded. Since old customs dictate that he may only be visited by his sister and his mother, his wife Hasanaginica stays at home to look after the children. Hasan is angered by this and, prompted by his scheming mother, has Hasanaginica driven from their home. Her brother Pintorović learns of this and takes his sister to his own home, but she is compelled to abandon her five children. In order to take revenge on Hasan, the brother promises his sister’s hand to the kadi of Imotska. Realising that he has wronged his wife, Hasan retreats into solitude. On her wedding day, Hasanaginica bids farewell to her children. Hasan accuses her of having a heart of stone, an accusation that Hasanaginica‘s fragile heart is unable to bear. The main roles in this Sarajevo National Theatre production are sung by Adema Pljevljak-Krehić (soprano) and Leonardo Šarić (bass).

The duration of the performance is 3 hours, with two intervals.

The honorary patron of the event is Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Important information

General

Audience members are politely reminded that mobile phones, watches and other technical devices emitting acoustic signals must be switched off during performances.

Audio and video recording and photography are prohibited at all Ljubljana Festival events.

Once purchased, tickets will not be refunded.

Tickets will not be refunded if an event is interrupted by a power failure or (in the case of outdoor events) adverse weather, or disrupted by noise or any other external factor.

If an event is cancelled you may exchange your tickets for tickets to any other Ljubljana Festival event or request a refund, which must be collected within one month.

The Ljubljana Festival reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times.

Ljubljana Festival tickets are exempt from VAT (Point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.