CNT Zajc in Rijeka has very different repeoire- excellent Opera, very good Ballet and very interesting Drama. They make performances for adults and children, for Croatian and Italian spectators equivalent. They try to be different and I think they sucseed.
Beautiful building, inside and outside, facing the nice mini park with fountain and monument of famous compositor Ivan Zajc. Located just a step away from the market place. Don't miss the excellent performances.
The theatre was opened in 1885, designed by Herman Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner, Austrian architects who are the authors of 53 theatre houses all over Europe. It is similar to the ten years younger theatre house in Zagreb, but slightly smaller. The first theatre in Rijeka was built in 1765, followed by a new house (Adamić Theatre) which was opened...
The premier seat of cultural presentations in Rijeka, it is across from the Town Market and a stone's throw from the Rijeka river. Right close by is a theater school and the day we were walking by was hot and with the windows open we were given a free concert as the opera singers practices very loudly.