Croatian National Theatre
Rijeka’s showpiece theatre was opened in 1885, 10 years before its namesake in Zagreb, designed by the same architectural team of Helmer and Fellner. A tradition of performing arts had been established for 200 years, and so audiences lapped up renditions of Verdi and other Italian operas. Gustav Klimt and his brother Ernst helped create the ornate ceiling. Croatian-language performances were introduced from 1946 onwards. Today, the Croatian National Theatre stages ballet, opera and theatre and remains an architectural gem inside and out.
Croatian National Theatre, Uljarska 1, Rijeka, Croatia, +385 51 355 900