Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti di Modena

Landestheater Linz

Serbian National Theatre

CrossOpera: otherness, fear and discovery


Opening night
3rd of December 2021, 8 p.m. Teatro Comunale di Modena, Italy

Further performances
5th of December 2021, 3.30 pm Teatro Comunale di Modena, Italy
7th of April 2022, Serbian National Theater Novi Sad, Serbia
8th of April 2022, Serbian National Theater Novi Sad, Serbia
18th of April 2022, 7.30 pm Landestheater Linz, Austria
19th of April 2022, 7.30 pm Landestheater Linz, Austria

CrossOpera Otherness: fear and discovery, is a project winner of EU Creative Europe program cooperation grant 2017. The project joints 3 opera theatres from 3 different countries: Teatro Comunale di Modena (Italy), Landestheater Linz (Austria) and Serbian National Theater from Novi Sad (Serbia). Both Linz and Novi Sad are Modena twin cities. The main action of the project is to co-produce a new opera whose 3 acts will develop short stories commissioned to 3 different composers representing each country. All composers will work on the same given subject: “Otherness: fear and discovery”, sensitive to intercultural clash and integration. The subject of the work will develop three different stories concerning the recent immigration towards the countries of the European Union. read more

Operas by Luigi Cinque, Jasmina Mitrušić and Valentin Ruckebier
Libretti by Sandro Cappelletto, Jasmina Mitrušić and Hermann Schneider

Djorjde Pavlovíc, conductor
Gregor Horres, director
Mariangela Mazzeo, set and costumes
Katharina John, dramaturge

Evgenija Jeremić, soprano
Idil Karabulut, mezzo-soprano
Dalila Đjenić, contralto
Florian Wugk, Domen Fajfar (18th and 19th  of April 2022, Linz), tenor
Eugenio Degiacomi, bariton
Strahinja Đokić, bass

Project management

Teatro Comunale: Luciano Pavarotti-Freni di Modena: Alessandro Roveri, Francesca Valli

Serbian National Theatre Novi Sad: Senka Petrovic (2019 – January 2022), Dragana Lončar (January – April 2022), Dragana Kuzmanovic (April – June 2022)

Landestheater Linz: Katharina John

Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support Europe’s cultural and creative sectors.

The Culture sub-programme helps cultural and creative organizations to operate transnationally and promotes the cross-border circulation of works of culture and the mobility of cultural players. read more