Founder and donor


Madlena Zepter

Madlena Zepter -Madlenianum

After Misa Anastasijevic, Nikola Cupic, Velimir Todorovic, Milan Kujundzic-Aberdar, Nikola Spasic, Ilija Milosavljevic-Kolarac, Sima Andrejevic-Igumanov and other Serbian benefactors and patrons of our art and science in 19th and 20th century, in the last decade of the last century the Serbian people got yet another reputable benefactor and donor - Madlena Zepter.

Beside the Fund for Scholarships to the most talented pupils and students of the age up to twenty-five and the Fund supporting and sponsoring the best and the most significant projects in the domain of science, technical skills, medicine, sport and art, most certainly the greatest, the most important, the most useful and the most expensive donor venture of Madlena Zepter is the establishment and financing of the operation of MADLENIANUM Opera and Theatre. The best thing to happen in Serbian theatre life since Prince Mihailo Obrenovic built Belgrade’s National Theatre in 1868 was Mrs Zepter’s gift to her country the first private opera house to be erected in Europe since the end of the Second World War. This is the Madlenianum Opera House and Theatre in Zemun, built and founded by Mrs Zepter, who is its sole donor.

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