International Opera Arias Festival ”TINO PATTIERA”

28 June - 5 July, 2019

Organizer: Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Music Director: Marc Tardue, chief conductor


INTERNATIONAL OPERA ARIAS FESTIVAL - ”TINO PATTIERA” is named after and organized in the memory of the world famous tenor Tino Pattiera, born on 27 June 1890 in Cavtat, a town situated about twenty kilometres away from Dubrovnik, where he died on 24 April 1966.

Tino Pattiera was one of major popular singers at the opera houses both in Europe and worldwide in the first half of the 20th century. He was the leading singer at the Royal Saxon Court Opera in Dresden and member of the Berlin State Opera. A tenor of a specific voice, he masterfully interpreted lyrical and dramatic title roles in operas by Bizet, Gounod, Auber, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Meyerber, Tchaikovsky, Moussorgsky, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Strauss… and appeared with: Meta Seinemyer, Elisabetha Rethberg, Irma Tewrvani, Nelena Torti, Helena Jung, Mini Nast, Margareta Siems, Eva von der Osten, Erna Berger, Anka Horvat, Fridrich Plaschke, Robert Burg, Fritz Volgestrom, Richard Tauber, Adolf Lusman, Ivar Andresen, Curt Tauchnner, Max Hirzel, Paul Schoffler, Kurt Bohme, Mathieu A. Mayer and others. He worked with conductors Leo Blech and Fritz Busch.

Having completed the Dubrovnik Grammar School, Tino Pattiera began to study medicine and later law, in order to eventually discover his lifetime profession - singing. He left for Vienna to study with Knight Horboucky-Ranier and Franz Habock, the finest music pedagogues at the time. His first role was that of Marnico in Verdi’s Troubadour in March 1916. Soon followed the roles of Rademes in Aida and Don Jose in Carmen. In 1919 he performed in Vienna and signed a contract for a series of twenty appearances. He also received invitations from the Berlin State Opera. At the same time, from 1924 to 1929, he was engaged both in Berlin and Dresden, so he often had to drive in his car in the night from one town to another. From 1921 to 1923 he was engaged at the Chicago Opera and the newspapers claimed that famous Enrico Caruso got his successor. Pattiera was equally good in lyric and dramatic tenor roles. He remained faithful to the Italian school of singing, but was, at the same time, attracted by some German operas. Thus he masterfully interpreted Bacchus in “Ariadne auf Naxos” and Erik in “Der Fliegende Hollander” both in Dresden and in Vienna, and was brave enough to sing Tannhauser in the season 1930 - 1931.

His successful career continued in the 30es till the beginning of the World War II. He lost all of his property in the disastrous bombardment of Dresden on 13th February 1945. He left for Prague, where he extensively appeared at the National Theatre and gave singing lessons, until an invitation arrived from the Vienna Academy of Music and Theatre Arts. In April 1950 he arrived to Vienna and taught at the Music Academy for two years. Due to his deteriorating health he left teaching and continued to give private instructions. Tino Pattiera had his farewell concert in the Dresden Zum Weissen Hall in 1952.

Aged 70, he received a pension and the Federal Cross from the president of the former German Federal Republic for his merits in promoting German music for 25 years.

Numerous recordings he made for Odeon, Brunswick, HMV, BASF, Parlpophon, Vox, Grammophon, Electrola and Preisler Records represent a lasting value for those who knew him, but also for the young generations who are about to discover him.

Tino Pattiera interpreted major operatic roles on the concert stages all over the world, including his acclaimed: Cavaradossi in “Tosca”, Radames in “Aida”, Rodolfo in “La Boheme”, Manrico in “Il  Trovatore”, Don Jose in “Carmen”, Cani in “Pagliacci”, Bacchus in “Ariadne auf Naxos”, Erik in “Der Fliegende Hollander”, Don Alvaro in “La Forza del Destino”, Riccardo in “Un Ballo in Maschera”, Don
Carlos in opera “Don Carlos”, Otello in opera “Otello”, the Duke of Mantua in “Rigoletto”, Alfredo in “Traviata”, Faust in opera “Faust”, Chenier in opera “Andrea Chenier”, Tannhauser in opera “Tannhauser”, Lt. Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly”, Turiddo in “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Grigory in “Boris Godunov”, Hermann in “The Queen of Spades”, Lensky in “Eugene Onegin”…


Participants in 2019

Marc Tardue, conductor (USA)
Ivan Josip Skender, conductor
Katarzyna Holysz, soprano (Poland)
Nikolina Pinko, soprano
Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, mezzo-soprano
Paulo Ferreira, tenor (Portugal)
Domagoj Dorotić, tenor
Đana Kahriman, violin
Stefani Grbić, piano
Toni Kursar, horn
Matija Meić, baritone
Melih Tepretmez, baritone (Turska)



28.6. Friday
Rector`s Palace at 9:30 pm
Croatian and Italian Arias Evening
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Ivan Josip Skender, conductor
Nikolina Pinko, soprano
Domagoj Dorotić, tenor
Matija Meić, baritone

V. Bellini            Norma
                                             Uvertira / Overture
G. Verdi             Un ballo in maschera
                                                                           Aria di Renato
G. Puccini         Tosca
                                          Aria di Cavaradossi 'E lucevan le stelle'
                                                Aria di Liù 'Signore ascolta!'
G. Verdi              Il trovatore
                                                     Finale atto primo - "Tace la notte..."
P. Mascagni      Cavalleria rusticana
I. pl. Zajc             Nikola Šubić Zrinjski
                                                                           Aria Jelene 'Jelenin san' i duet Jelene i Juranića
                                                                           Aria Nikole Šubića Zrinjskog 'Gle kako divno sjaji grad'
J. Gotovac         Mila Gojsalića
                                                            Aria Mile Gojsalića 'Oda zemlji'
                                 Ero s onoga svijeta
                                                                   Aria Miće 'Vidjele ste, siđoh odozgora'
                                                                   Aria Đule 'Đula pred kućom sjedila'
                                                                   Aria Mlinara Sime
                                                                   Duet Miće i Đule "Ja sam ti od Đurđevdne kitio penđere"  
                                                           Završno kolo


29.6. Saturday
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik at 9 pm
Sponsor concert
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Marc Tardue, conductor
Ivan Josip Skender, conductor
Nikolina Pinko, soprano
Domagoj Dorotić, tenor
Matija Meić, baritone

2.7. Tuesday
Rector`s Palace at 9.30 pm
12th International Opera Arias Festival "Tino Pattiera"
Secret invitation
Nikolina Pinko, soprano
Stefani Grbić, piano
Toni Kursar, horn
Đana Kahriman, violin
German and Croatian lied

 C. Schumann                  Lieder, Op. 12
                                                        Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen
                                                        Liebst du um Schönheit
F. B. Mendelssohn        Song without words, Op. 30, No 1 (arr. T. Kursar)
R. Strauss                        8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blätter
                                                                                 Zueignung, Op.10, No.1
                                                                                 Nichts, Op.10, No.2
                                                                                Die Nacht, Op.10, No. 3

                                       4 Lieder, Op. 27
                                                        Ruhe, meine Seele, Op. 27, No. 1
                                                        Cäcili, Op. 27, No. 2
                                                       Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27, No.3
                                                       Morgen! Op.27, No. 4
                                   Alphorn, Op.15, No. 3
J. P. Sorkočević           Sento che l'alma
L. Sorkočević               La Preghiera
D. Pejačević                Elegy, Op. 34 and Romance, Op. 22
                                         Ein Lied
                                         Es jagen sich Mond und Sonne, Op. 23, No. 4
F. Lhotka                    Memory for horn and piano
B. Kunc                      Quivering, Op. 30
                                        Longing, Op. 30
Ivan pl. Zajc                To my homeland and to my love

5.7. Friday
Rectors Palace at 9.30 pm
Verdi Gala
12th International Opera Arias Festival "Tino Pattiera"
Verdi Gala
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Marc Tardue, conductor (USA)
Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, mezzo-soprano
Katarzyna Holysz, soprano (Poland)
Paulo Ferreira, tenor (Portugal)
Melih Tepretmez, baritone (Turska)

Nabucco                  Uvertira / Overture

Macbeth                   Aria di Lady Macbeth 'Vieni t'affretta'

La Traviata
                     Preludio al'atto uno
                     Duetto: Violetta e Germont 'Madamigella Valery'
                     Aria di Germont 'Di provenza il mar il sol'
                      Preludio al'atto terzo
                     Scena ed aria di Violetta 'Addio del passato'             

Il Trovatore

                     Aria di Azucena 'Stride la vampa'
                     Scena ed aria: Azucena e Manrico 'Condotta ell'era in ceppi'
                     Duetto: Manrico e Azucena 'Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto'
                     Aria di Manrico 'Ah! si ben mio'
                     Aria di Manrico 'Di quella pira'

Don Carlo
                     Aria di Don Carlo 'Io l'ho perduta'
                     Duetto: Don Carlo e Don Rodrigo 'E lui...desso...l'infante'
                     Aria di Eboli 'O don fatale, o don crudel'
                     Aria di Don Rodrigo 'Per me giunto e il di supremo'
                     Aria di Don Rodrigo 'Io morro ma lieto in core'
                     Aria di Elisabetta 'Tu che le vanita'
                     Duetto: Elisabetta e Don Carlo 'E dessa!... un detto un sol'