Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Company

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Slovene National Opera and Ballet Theatre built 1892, home of the Slovene National Opera and Ballet

Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet (SNG Opera in balet) is Slovenia's national opera and ballet company, and is based at the Slovene National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ljubljana on Župančičeva 1.[1][2]

The Slovenian National Theatre Opera shared premises with the German Theatre from 1892. In 1918 the Opera was enlarged with its own orchestra and ballet.[3][4][5] Conductor Mirko Polič performed Western repertoire as well as Slavic works such as the ballets of Bulgarian composer Pancho Vladigerov and works of Slovene composer Marij Kogoj. The current repertoire includes Massenet, Rossini, Mozart etc.[6]

The Slovenian National Theatre Ballet was founded in 1918. It is currently directed by Irek Mukhamedov formerly of the Royal Ballet and has about 50 dancers.[7]


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  1. ^ Cultural policy in Slovenia Council of Europe. European Programme of National Cultural Policy Reviews, Council of Europe. Council for Cultural Co-operation - 1998 p30
  2. ^ Slovenia: the Bradt travel guide Robin McKelvie, Jenny McKelvie - 2008 p62
  3. ^ Opera, power and ideology: anthropological study of a national art p57 Vlado Kotnik - 2010 - ... two theatre companies operated in the Ljubljana Opera that had been constructed in 1892: the German Theatre and the ... the Ljubljana ensemble, under the full name of the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ljubljana, ...
  4. ^ Ljubljana Nace Šumi - 1980 "The house was inaugurated with the tragedy Veronika of Desenice in 1892. After 1919, the theatre was transferred to the modern secessionist style building (originally meant for the German theatre).
  5. ^ History of the literary cultures of East-Central Europe p 7 Marcel Cornis-Pope, John Neubauer - 2007 Ljubljana's theater was inaugurated in 1892 with a Slovenian drama; Slovenian and German performances were to alternate, but the Slovenians boycotted the German productions and the Austrian community was forced to build its own theater ...
  6. ^ Repertoire
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