Pavel Šivic

The Unicorn

  • Opera in Three ActsI
  • Premiere: 3. 6. 2021

The stage premiere of the Šivic's opera Samorog (The Unicorn) will mark the 25th anniversary of the composer's death and the 90th anniversary of the birth of Gregor Strniša. Based on Strniša's famous literary material of the same name, the composer created this extraordinarily captivating and unjustly overlooked Slovenian operatic masterpiece. Until now, the opera was performed only for recording on Radio Slovenia in 1983. The story, which Šivic set in a medieval city, was boldly transferred by the director to today's painful confrontation with the new reality and its consequences, which concern every one of us.