Opera in one act by Jasmina Mitrušić Đerić (music and libretto)

Musical director
Djorjde Pavlovíc
Gregor Horres
Stage and costume designs
Mariangela Mazzeo
Katharina John

Sandro Cappelletto / Jakob Kajetan Hofbauer / Nikolina Spasić
Sara, refugee from Syria, mother
Dalila Djenic
Maria, refugee from Syria, daughter
Evgenija Jeremić
Ana, assistant in refugee center from Vranje
Idil Karabulut
Adnan, refugee from Afghanistan
Strahinja Đokić
Hasan, refugee from Afghanistan
Eugenio Degiacomi
Osman, refugee from Afghanistan
Florian Wugk

Jasmina Mitrusic
on her libretto Dream

Libretto for the opera Dream is inspired by a real, terrifying situation in which there are people from countries affected by war. In search for a better life and escaping from misery and death, strangers meet, this time at the bus station in the south of Serbia. However, their communication is not possible except in the dream. Freed from the fear of the unknown, in dream they live different reality, they recognize each other whit no barriers and prejudices. In the common dream, they see the realization of „dream“, in reality unattainable ideals – freedom, love and peace in soul …
And when, after waking up, they become aware of this strange event, empowered, they are remain filled with hope that for them there is a better future.

Operatic music, unlike other music genres, must to excite specific literary content, stage action, human emotions. Lost man in an unfamiliar environment, meet with life’s trials and is filled with layered, new feelings, through which he can reveal another dimension of his personality. Precisely dream is place where we meet the different ourself. Music will paint this abstract state, will subtly lead the listener through various stages of understanding and recognizing himself. Each of the 6 figures in the opera San has a different story, their pain and fears, and even though they are musically different, they reconcile, again in a dream. Although written in the traditional way, intertwining styles offer a fresh and original musical language.

Download Libretto (English)