Ero The Joker
Jakov Gotovac

Ero The Joker

Ero the Joker, the best and the most acclaimed Croatian opera in the world, is the overwhelming masterpiece of Jakov Gotovac, which will shine again in all its glory in its most natural environment this year again, on the very soil it has sprung from. Vrlika is the birthplace of the librettist Milan Begović, but also the origin of numerous folkloric incentives which Gotovac masterfully incorporated into this piece of work.

Ero The Joker

Full of beautiful folk songs and sparkling satire, this opera is one of the best works of Slavic opera literature where people with true virtues and faults live their fresh scenic life. The act that Mićo, a rich peasant, changes and pretends to have fallen from the sky, from the other world in order to test nature and devotion of the girl he loves, develops into a whole set of comic situations and plots. This is one of the few Croatian operas performed on stages abroad, mostly in Germany. The scenic vision of Krešimir Dolenčić has been performed for eighteen years, while this year's summer performance will be conducted by maestro Hari Zlodre with performances of well-established soloists Miljenko Đuran, Božo Župić, Terezija Kusanović, Antonija Teskera, Davor Radić and Tea Požgaj together with the dancers of Cultural Artistic Society “Jedinstvo”.


Hari Zlodre


Krešimir Dolenčić

Set design

Dinka Jeričević

Costume design

Danica Dedijer


Luciano Perić

Assistant choreographer

Branka Trumbić


Ana Šabašov

Assistant director

Irena Čurik

Light design

Zoran Mihanović

Stage menager

Mark Anton Gančević


Irina Padovan


Vera Pavasović, Tetyana Borchagivska

Mića, Ero the Joker

Miljenko Đuran

Marko, rich peasant

Božo Župić

Doma, his second wife

Terezija Kusanović

Đula, Marko’s daughter from his first marriage

Antonija Teskera

Sima, the miller

Davor Radić

Young Shepard

Tea Požgaj