8th May 2016



Since 2005 the Opera and Theatre Madlenianum has been the member of the international association Opera Europa that involves 137 opera houses from 37 different countries.

The first European Opera Days were held in February 2007, at a time when the Opera Europa and the National Opera of Paris hosted First European Opera Forum. 

The first European Opera Forum brought together over 600 participants – around 400 opera professionals, 50 artists, 70 Friends of opera, and 100 young participants from around Europe. To make this major gathering on opera resonate beyond Paris, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of opera’s first masterpiece, the first EUROPEAN OPERA DAYS were created, encouraging European opera companies to open their doors and welcome diverse audiences with special activities. With over 100 participating theatres, the initiative was a great success with audiences. Since then, an annual theme sets the inspiring tone to these open activities.

This year brings the tenth edition of the EUROPEAN OPERA DAYS (EODs), with close to 90 participating companies in 24 countries, on the unifying theme, Theatre of the World.

The celebration of the 10th European Opera Days will be held at Madlenianum on 8th May with a full-day program.

13.00 h · Foyer

Exhibition of handicrafts of the students of the Techno- Art School from Belgrade, the theme- Opera Madlenianum


15.00 h · Bel Etage · Free entry 

The Concert of spiritual and secular music Chamber choir Kir Stefan the Serb- Smederevo

17.00 h · Large Stage ·
Free entry 

Inclusive musical 
THE RED SHOES · “The Wizard of Oz” adaptation

The Association for children’s creativity affirmation “Firefly”

19.30 h · Large Stage ·300 din  


Zemun Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Djordje Stanković

Soloists: Jasmina Mihajlović and Branislava Podrumac

Techno-Art School is located in Belgrade municipality Zvezdara and with 950 students it fosters a whole range of artistic departments with old crafts, such as: jeweler, engraver, calligrapher, conservator-restorers, stylish tailor and a potter.

Creating very attractive dolls on the themes of opera librettos, playwrights, mythological tales, paintings, movies and others, there are works of art designed both by previous and current generations of students. These are: PAGLIACCI, BREAKFAST ON THE GRASS, SLOVENIAN MYTHOLOGY, ALICE IN THE WONDERLAND, THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.

Talent and skills, work with teachers and enthusiasm have been recognized by many and we are giving them a trust to be in our house during the Opera days 2016.  


City female choir Kir Stefan the Serb Smederevo is one of the most successful young choral ensembles in the country, the participant in many competitions, festivals, and the winner of numerous awards.

Their program contains a number of spiritual compositions of Serbian authors (Kir Stefan the Serb, Tajčević, Golemović) as well as Russian and Greek. The secular part of the program is turned to ethno music of the Balkans and to the compositions based on the verses of the famous poet from Smederevo, Mosa Odalović, who is a friend of the Choir as well, with compositions  of Bora Dugic, Binički and others.

 Conductor: Milan T. Ilić              

· M.Tajčević: Sing to Him

· D. Gostuški: Scherzo in "SH"

· B. Coulais: Horisti (Les Choristets)

· N. Efthimiadis: Greek Serbian Suite

· S. Kougioumtzis: Don’t Be Angry with Me, My Eyes

· N. Grbić: This is Serbia

· Folk Songs: Smederevo Town of Antiques

· M. T. Ilić (Moša Odalović’s verses): Bosiljka Serafimova

· B. Dugić: Grasshopper

· S. Binički: The March on the Drina


The Association for children’s creativity affirmation “Firefly”

The inclusive musical for children THE RED SHOES, by adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz”, is performed by 28 children with disabilities, aged from 8 to 16, with the aid of their brothers, sisters and friends, so the total number of participants is 35.

The text and music forms difficulty is the confirmation of the quality and talent the children with disabilities have. The inclusion of siblings is a very important factor of support these atypical family members are provided with by their families, but also the opportunity to demonstrate it through art form and joint work, with marginalized children in the first plan. 



Our two young soloists, the participants numerous performances, Branislava Podrumac and Jasmina Mihajlovic will present at the evening concert a series of arias and duets from the famous operas of various authors, Italian (Puccini), French (Delibes), German (Offenbach), Russian (Tchaikovsky), Czech (Dvorzak). Zemun Chamber Orchestra with the conductor Djordje Stankovic will perform several solo pieces of Strauss, Mascagni and Stevan Hristić.

Zemun Chamber Orchestra
Conductor:  Djordje Stankovic

Branislava Podrumac, soprano

Jasmina Mihajlović, soprano

Piano accompaniment: Dragana Andjelić Bunjac


· J. Strauss: Overture from the operetta The BatZemun Chamber Orchestra

· G. Puccini: aria O mio babbino caro, from the opera Gianni Schicchi- Branislava Podrumac

· G. Puccini: aria Un bel di entertainment, from the opera Madame Butterfly - Jasmina Mihajlović

· J. Offenbach: Barcarolle duet from the opera The Tales of Hoffmann- Branislava Podrumac and Jasmina Mihajlović

· P. Mascagni: Intermezzo - from the opera Rustic ChivalryZemun Chamber Orchestra

· G. Puccini: the aria Senza mamma from the opera Suor Angelica - Jasmina Mihajlović

· P.I. Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers from the ballet The NutcrackerZemun Chamber Orchestra

· A. Dvorak: the aria O Silver Moon, from the opera Rusalka - Branislava Podrumac

· G. Puccini: the aria Chi il ben sogno di Doretta, from the opera The Swallow - Jasmina Mihajlović

· P. I. Tchaikovsky: Merlitoni, Trepak, from the ballet The NutcrackerZemun Chamber Orchestra

· L. Delibes: a duet from the opera Lakme - Branislava Podrumac and Jasmina Mihajlović

· E. Kalman: arias from the operetta The Gipsy (Czardas) Princess - Branislava Podrumac

· A. Catalani: arias from the opera La Wally - Jasmina Mihajlović

· S. Hristić: The Foreplay and Play of a Dove, from the ballet The Legend of Ohrid Zemun Chamber Orchestra

· K. Weill: Youkali - Branislava Podrumac



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