Today, Milko Lazar's new opera, The Tenth Daughter, with a libretto by Svetlana Makarovič, will be performed at the Slovenian National Theater in Ljubljana.
The composer himself has undertitled his work 'Operatorio in Ten Scenes'.
The story revolves around a refined and rather common understanding of universal love as traced in the mythological structure of the folk song about the Tenth Daughter. (reproduced from the Opera House website)The cast includes, among others, Urška Arlič Gololičič (The Tenth Daughter), Ema Hribernik (The Tenth), Zdenka Gorenc (The First Mother), Elena Dobravec (The Second Mother), Boris Ostan (The Court Jester), Robert Vrčon (The Midnight Bat), Nine Sisters and Nine She Bats. Marko Hribernik conducts and Rocc (artistic director of the Opera House) directs.