IVAN REPUŠIĆ

Chief Conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra | First permanent guest conductor of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin | Chief Conductor of the Zadar Chamber Orchestra

Damil Kalogjera

“I feel privileged as a musician because my job is a calling. If I can help with music in any way, it's like a gift to me.”
(Berliner Morgenpost, 2016)
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Damil Kalogjera

“In three words... Opera is for me: challenge - passion - but in the end really love!”
(BR-Klassik, 2019)
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Damil Kalogjera

“It is important to build up personal bonds between musicians and the conductor, as well as among the musicians themselves.”
(Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 2019)
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Damil Kalogjera

“I am sure that the more you know life, the better you understand music.”
(MRO Programme Booklet for the season 2018/2019)
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Damil Kalogjera

“But in the end what counts above all is the emotional moment, which can only come into play if the conductor and orchestra are one.”
(concerti, 2019)
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Damil Kalogjera

“I would single out the conductors Carlos Kleiber and Claudio Abbado because they were highly inspiring and charismatic, and under their direction music used to flow simply and naturally.”
(Jutarnji list, 2019)
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Damil Kalogjera

“All orchestras are special to me in their own way, they are all very different, each one brings something of its own, and it is up to conductors to sense it. We have to find the right way to bring the best out of the orchestra and create art. (…) I absolutely agree with Karajan's opinion that the very first rehearsal is the most important for the successful development of an orchestra.”
“All orchestras are special to me in their own way, they are all very different, each one brings something of its own, and it is up to conductors to sense it.”
(Novi list, 2013)
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Stefan Arndt

“One gains authority through knowledge, mutual respect and an effort to achieve a common goal which is sharing the joy of making music during a concert.”
(Jutarnji list, 2019)
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Dubrovnik Summer Festival Archives

“If you work with love, everything becomes easier.”
(Vijenac, 2011)
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Marko Ercegović

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NEW RELEASE With works by Croatian composers of the 20th century

BR-Klassik 900331 (2020)

Igor Kuljerić: Croatian Glagolitic Requiem
Jakov Gotovac: Hymn to Freedom (Bonus Track)

Kristina Kolar, soprano
Annika Schlicht, mezzo-soprano
Eric Laporte, tenor
Ljubomir Puškarić, baritone

Munich Radio Orchestra
Bavarian Radio Choir

Ivan Repušić, conductor

SIGNIFICANT CROATIAN AWARDS TO IVAN REPUŠIĆ FOR ARTISTIC WORK IN 2019

Ivan Repušić received two significant awards for his artistic work in 2019: the annual Vladimir Nazor Award of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia for the concert “Fuoco di gioia” with the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Choir at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb within the concert series Saturday at Lisinski (2 February 2019) and the Vatroslav Lisinski Award of the Croatian Composers’ Society for his presentation of Croatian music in Germany and in the world.

Ivan RepušićTHANK YOU, HANNOVER!

● 2016 – 2019 General Music Director of the Hannover State Opera of Lower Saxony
● 2010 – 2013 First Kapellmeister of the Hannover State Opera of Lower Saxony

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival

The Hannover State Opera of Lower Saxony, Ivan Goran Kovačić Academic Choir, Libertas Mixed Choir from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Chamber Choir and soloists – Evelin Novak (soprano), Janja Vuletić (mezzosoprano), Tomislav Mužek (tenor), and Krešimir Stražanac (bass-baritone) – performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in D minor under the baton of Ivan Repušić at the opening of the music programme of the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

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Dubrovnik Summer Festival Archives
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Željko Tutnjević / Libero Portal
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Ileana Grazio, »A splendid performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony«, Klasika.hr (27/07/2019)

“Conductor Ivan Repušić anchored the one-hour composition with sensitivity and determination. His dynamic elaboration throughout the four movements of contrasting moods with perfectly chosen tempi was precisely controlled. In the famous Finale, feverishly pulled back and forth in sudden mood changes, in those most delicate Beethovenian changes in the weave of instrumental and vocal parts, the conductor held the reins tight and received a standing ovation from the audience.”

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Mahler’s Second Symphony as Repušić’s “farewell” to Hannover

Mahler’s magnificent Second Symphony in C minor, performed by the Orchestra and Choir of the Hannover State Opera of Lower Saxony with the soloists Dorothea Maria Marx (soprano) and Julie-Marie Sundal (alto) under the baton of Ivan Repušić, marked the end of the three-year tenure of the Croatian conductor at the head of one of the most distinguished opera houses in Germany.

Deutschland, Hannover 16.06.2019
Opernhaus: 7. Sinfoniekonzert
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Stefan Arndt

Stefan Arndt, »Chief conductor Ivan Repusic bids farewell with Mahler’s 2nd Symphony«, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (17/06/2019)

“For his last big appearance the conductor brought once again all the forces of the State Opera together: besides the huge orchestra there are also the Choir and Extra Choir of the State Opera, as well as the soloists Dorothea Maria Marx (soprano) and Julie-Marie Sundal (alto). The mere sight of this music-making mass was impressive – and the resulting sound proved that a lot can sometimes really help a lot. But Repušić knows how to cleverly wield the enormous forces of his sound apparatus. With swift tempi and courage for rubato he kept the Funeral Rites of the first movement in constant motion, and there was a lot of verve afterwards too – even the slow Primal Light, that was made to shine by Julie-Marie Sundal with restrained elegance, did not falter at any moment. It was as if Repušić had kept accumulating the energy of the music in the first movements until after a good hour in the Finale it was finally discharged. Thus the enormous effect that this music displays anyway was intensified one more time.”

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Henning Queren, »Ivan Repušić conducts Mahler«, Neue Presse (17/06/2019)

“80 minutes of high voltage, at the end standing ovations and a ten-minute round of applause for the Resurrection Symphony.”

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