Verdi’s Rigoletto at Belgrade National Theatre

Last night I attended Rigoletto at Belgrade National Theatre. The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied the opera. Rigoletto has appeared at the National Theater many times. It premiered in 2001 with soloists from Teatro Alla Scala Milan. It’s my third performance at the National Theatre. As with other performances, it was sold out. I arrived 20…

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Central Belgrade Serbia

After catching my breath, I’ve continued exploring Belgrade. It’s an impressive European city influenced by Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian, Russian, and Austro-Hungarian empires. One of the oldest cities in Europe, it’s the only capital built at the confluence of two rivers – the Danube and Sava. Complex history, language, and names make writing about Belgrade…

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Belgrade Neighborhoods and Rosenberg Trio Gypsy Jazz Band

Belgrade has been a wonderful surprise. I’m enjoying the experience! I moved from a studio in the Dorćol neighborhood to a loft in more central Palilua. It’s sunny, comfortable, and close to everything. The old renovated building has high ceilings and a fascinating antique open-cage elevator!   Belgrade has festivals every week and many museums…

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Sergei Polunin Sacré Belgrade National Theatre

While exploring Belgrade I discovered the magnificent National Theatre. Founded in 1868 the theater has a museum and two stages for live ballet, opera, drama, and comedy performances. The March repertoire is amazing with something different appearing every day of the week! I joined the ticket line and booked an opera and two ballets. The…

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