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SNG Maribor enters the new season with a program that is “current, provocative, aesthetically perfect”



Drama, Opera, Ballet presented the repertoire of the 2023/2024 season

“Our theater is a place that truly belongs to all of us and where different generations of audiences meet and different views coexist,” said Danilo Rošker, director of SNG Maribor, at the recent presentation of the repertoire.

They live together with us “tolerance, solidarity, a culture of dialogue and a wide variety of poetics and aesthetics in the fields of music, dance and dramatic art,” added Rošker, who on September 1 begins a new, fifth term at the head of the largest theater company in Slovenia – the Slovenian National Theater (SNG) Maribor with a repertoire of Drama, Opera and Ballet.

Director of SNG Maribor Danilo Rošker.  Photo: BoBo

His assistants remain the same as in the current term, namely Aleksandar Popovski as artistic director of Drama, Simon Krečič in the Opera and Edward Clugh in Ballet. “I am proud that with the artistic directors of the Drama, Opera and Ballet we managed to prepare a program that is current, provocative, interesting, aesthetically perfect, critical and at the same time sensitive and understanding of many social issues,” said Rošker.

As announced by the theater, Drama SNG Maribor will prepare seven premiere performances.

“The task of the theater is to tell and show stories in a modern way, because the artist with his transcendentalism works on the same level of consciousness as the creators of myths,” pointed out the artistic director Popovski.

Theater “between private and public, war and peace, freedom and subjugation”

According to him, they will be in the repertoire “genre of picturesque stories that touch on love, belonging, blindness, disappointments, jealousies and deceptions in mutual relationships, the divine or the genius in man, covering a wide range of a wide variety of emotional states, born in extreme situations and specific atmospheres between private and public, war and peace, freedom and subjugation”.

The black comedy will premiere in September Drunk Ivan Viripayeva directed Attila Vidnyanszky Jr.followed by a large international co-production within the framework of the European project STAGES A monologue for those living in a time of extinction Miranda Rose Hall directed Tina Grabnar, Prometheus from under the pen Milan Ramšak Marković in the stage fresco Sebastijan Horvat and co-production with SNG Nova Gorica and Cankarjev dom Ljubljana Under the free sun Goran Vojnović according to the novel Frano Saleški Finžgarja directed Alexander Popovsky.

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In March 2024, Molière’s Tartuffe will be staged in the direction Diego de Breaand in April Scenes from married life Ingmar Bergman staged by a Carinthian director Mire Stadler and the Shaffers Amadeus in a stage setting Alexander Popovsky.

Five premiere performances at the Opera

Opera SNG Maribor will prepare five premiere performances. They enter the autumn part of the opera season with the premiere performance of Mozart’s great opera Magic Flutewash Mountain flower Radovana Gobac and fantasy interactive operas The Jungle Bookaimed at bringing opera art closer to young generations.

“In 2024, the world of opera will be marked by the centenary of the death of Giacomo Puccini, one of the greatest spirits of Italian late romantic and realist opera, so we want to pay tribute to the legendary composer with his two operas – La Rondine and Tosca.” the second part of the season was described by the Opera’s artistic director.

The four concerts of the Symphonic Cycle will be accompanied by traditional musical events, such as the Christmas concert of the opera choir, the Christmas and New Year’s concert of the symphony orchestra with opera soloists and the chamber music cycle Carpe artem produced by the Amadeus Chamber Music Society. They are also announcing the Opera Night, which will end the theater season tonight in the City Park.

Ballet in the spirit of philosophical drama

SNG Maribor Ballet will present a dance performance by Edward Clug in November Faust based on Goethe’s philosophical drama of the same name in co-production with Cankarjev dom Ljubljana.

“The popular ballet Zorba the Greek by Mikis Theodorakis returns to the big Maribor stage in a completely new guise in April 2024. With the refreshed choreography by Lorca Massino, we expect a repertoire gain for ballet dancers of new generations, who will certainly impress with the fresh élan of dance virtuosity and expressiveness.” said the artistic director of the Ballet.

Source: Rtvslo

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