Nobile Teatro - Remembering "The Golden Age" of Zadar's Musical Past


  • Katica Burić Ćenan


The city of Zadar received its first opera house, Nobile Teatro, in 1783. Even then, the theatre staged several premiere opera performances a year, and its domestic management staff indicates the existence of “strong” individuals who could embark on such a demanding and risky business. The construction of another theatre (Teatro Nuovo, later Teatro Verdi) in 1865 directly testifies to the lively and rich cultural and social environment in Zadar. This paper aims to present the activities of the first theatre in Zadar (Nobile Teatro) as well as answer the following questions: how to revive the cultural memory of the city, how to pay tribute to “the golden age” of Zadar’s past, and ways to use the heritage potential to promote local and national culture.



How to Cite

Burić Ćenan, K. (2021). Nobile Teatro - Remembering "The Golden Age" of Zadar’s Musical Past. ’’Music in Society’’ The Collection of Papers, (11), 429–470. Retrieved from