composer and conductor

Jakov Gotovac (October 11th, 1895 Split - October 16th, 1982 Zagreb) was educated in Split and Zagreb, where he studied with Antun Dobronic and Josip Hatz.

He began his career by organizing the choir and orchestra section of the philharmonic group in Šibenik. He was the conductor at the Zagreb opera from 1923 to 1958. As a composer, he was a follower of the National musical trend, so there are numerous elements of national folklore in his work.

His comical folk opera “Ero from the Other World” was performed in nine different languages on 80 different stages around Europe

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