5. December 2022.

Festive celebration of Hall Day

We are lavishly and passionately celebrating one of the most beautiful days in Croatian culture, the grand opening of the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall!

Vatroslav Lisinski Hall Day will be celebrated with very special magical musical moments from the world's most famous operas this year again! In keeping with its 49-year long tradition, it fits into the magical Christmas season full of joy, happy moments and elation in the most beautiful way possible. Arias, waltzes and famous ballet numbers written by great masters will be our lavish gift to all music lovers, a gift full of spirit, joy and true beauty!

This year's festive concert includes some of the most famous and beautiful, unforgettable ballet numbers from operas, such as the graceful Dance of the Hours from Ponchielli's opera La Gioconda, the elegant waltz from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and its wistful "cousin" - the waltz from the opera Faust by Charles Gounod, as well as the crazy Dance of the Comedians from Bedřich Smetana's humorous Bartered Bride, to name just a few. 

We will travel to the world of opera magic and beautiful arias, specially selected for the joyous holiday mood, with Italian opera diva, world-renowned soprano Daniela Schillaci. As a celebrated interpreter of Verdi's operas, the artist will sing some of the most beautiful opera arias from Verdi's grandiose musical theatre oeuvre, the operatic masterpieces, such as The Troubadour, Attila, Macbeth and The Sicilian Vespers. The brilliant maestro Ivo Lipanović, an expert in operatic repertoire and one of Croatia's best conductors, will be conducting the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra.

But further holiday surprises and musical treats await all those who decide to join us in the unique Lisinski Hall anniversary celebration and share the bright and joyful musical moments with us. And we have to whisper something more to you (sssshhhhh don't tell anyone!): at the concert, you will also enjoy the famous cancan by the great operetta and dance music master, our dear and fun old friend Jacques Offenbach, while the works by (our younger friend) the ingenious Johann Strauss Jr. will bring a touch of the magical atmosphere of the Vienna New Year's Concert. An evening of opera splendour and joy that you should not miss!

Tickets priced at HRK 160, HRK 180 and HRK 200 can be purchased at the Hall box office or online at