Exhibition 'Milka Ternina and the Royal Opera House' in London

The exhibition is being mounted to commemorate the centenary of the last appearance of Milka Ternina at the Royal Opera House, in which the celebrated Croatian soprano appeared as many as 56 times between 1898 and 1906.

In September and October, the Ljerka Njers paintings exhibition entitled A Tribute to Milka Ternina will be held at the Croatian Embassy Art Gallery, 21 Conway Street, London.

The Zagreb City Museum holds the major part of the Milka Ternina bequest. The mainstay of the exhibition in the Royal Opera House consists of Ternina’s distinctive and opulent costumes that were made for her in 1900 in the theatre workshops of Covent Garden after designs by British artist Percy Anderson (1850-1928).

Four exquisite costumes from the operas Tosca, Tannhäuser and Tristan und Isolde as well as 32 watercoloured sketches by costume-designer Anderson have an outstanding value because they are signed and in very good condition, making them a rarity even for major theatre museums.

Author of the Exhibition: Nada Premerl Curator of the Exhibition: Marina Perica Exhibition designed by: Cristina Franchi

About the exhibition I (doc document, 31,232 kb)

About the exhibition II (pdf document, 64,961 kb)