The chamber opera in eight images Searching for the Blue Bird by Olja Jelaska, to the libretto by Sanja Ivić, was produced and commissioned by the national festival 44th Osor Musical Evenings 2019 and was also first performed at this festival. The Cantus Ensemble, as the heart of the entire production, was joined by a series of national opera singers of various generations, such as Lidija Horvat-Dunjko, Tanja Ruždjak, Matija Meić, Irma Dragičević, Martina Menegoni, Toni Nežić and Siniša Galović.
The performance was led by Maestro Berislav Šipuš. The members of the Osor-Lošinj Čikat klapa ensemble also played a role in the premiere of this opera.
Before the premiere, we have asked Olja Jelaska several questions about her new opera and her musical activities.