A musical walk – from Christ to the Libertines / The chant of Katarina Livljanic enchanted the audience
Katarina Livljanic (...), like a contemporary George Sand, interpreted in a lively and refined way the melodies Claude Debussy and Erik Satie played at the Parisian cabaret the Chat Noir. We heard some songs from the Belle Epoque, imbued with an erotic and frivolous atmosphere, full of humor and charm intertwined by miniatures of Debussy and Satie, delightfully performed by Danijel Detoni. The audience was charmed by these lucid and teasing songs.
Dalmatica is dialogue in a pilgrimage between Advent and Easter, between two refined ensembles full of beautiful vocal force: men’s ensemble performing Glagolitic chant in church Slavonic language, and the women’s ensemble performing in Latin. These chants have crossed centuries: they exude sunshine and a potent vocality where East and West dialogue in unity.
"No props, no sets, no costumes, no instruments — just four women in black singing about the life of a medieval British saint. Somehow this produced theatre of the highest order; a spectacular demonstration of ensemble founder Katarina Livljanic at her most creative and imaginative"
Energetic Katarina Livljanić and her Ensemble Dialogos (whose concert, presented in a simple theatrical mode, featured ancient epitaphs of Dalmatia and Herzegovina in which the dead speak to the living) (…). All had in common the absence of artifice, restoring to music the first and last word.
Weltmusikalisches Euroclassic-Konzert im Hornbacher Fabianstift
Dialogos combines knowledge based on musicological research with elements of theatricality and musical expression. [...] Katarina Livljanic's full voice and the subtitles in German evoke the traditional representation of an opera. [...] The dialogue also unfolds in an original way: different passages of the legend are presented in six languages by Katarina Livljanic. A dialogue between different languages and cultures takes place, but also between religions, medieval and modern musical cultures. The audience applauded a long time after the end of the concert.