Lyrical Minutes in the City came about in the production of Bunker under the auspices of the Mladi levi festival 2011. The events were directed by the renowned Belgian artist Dirk Opstaele, who has been working with his Brussels-based artistic group Leporello for several years now. Singers/actors performing were all nationally as well as globally renowned opera artists. The synergy formed between the director, his sensitivity for opera music and outstanding performers thus assures the success of every »lyrical surprise in the city«.

Due to a great interest following the premiere in Ljubljana in August 2011, the lyrical surprises took place throughout the summer of 2012. The overall enthusiasm brought about by the Lyrical minutes in the city has triggered its guest appearances abroad.


Premiere: 26th–28th August 2011, Mladi levi festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Upcoming performances:

Past performances:

  • 15th March 2024, Venice
  • 29th February 2024, Narodna galerija, Ljubljana
  • 13th June 2023, Logatec
  • 15th December 2022, Hotel 166, Ljubljana
  • 15th November 2022, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana
  • 15th October 2022, Zoom festival, Rijeka, Croatia
  • 24th September 2022, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 13th May 2022, Ljubljanski grad
  • 23rd December 2021, Šmarjeta
  • 1st June 2021, ŠD Tabor (2x)
  • 29th May 2021, Maribor, as part of Trigger
  • 29th May 2021, Maribor, as part of Trigger
  • 29th May 2021, Maribor, as part of Trigger
  • 26th August 2020, Onkraj gradbišča, as part of Mladi levi festival
  • 7th September 2018, Izola, Slovenia
  • 10th – 14th August 2018, Festival Sziget 2018, Budapest, Hungary
  • 12th June 2018, Ossiach, Villach, Austria
  • 15th March 2018, Klub Cankarjevega doma, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 3rd February 2018, Hotel Triglav, Bled, Slovenia
  • 23rd November 2017, Gospodarsko razstavišče, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 12th September 2017, MOS, Celje, Slovenia
  • 14th April 2017, Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 30th November 2016, Dom Janeza Trdine, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
  • 23rd November 2016, Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 12th November 2016, Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 7th November 2016, Golf Club, Smlednik, Slovenia
  • 26th October 2016, Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 20th October 2016, Marina Portorose, Portorose, Slovenia
  • 19th May 2016, Hotel Toplice, Bled, Slovenia
  • 19th April 2016, Jable Castle, Jable, Slovenia
  • 25th February 2016, Haus des Meeres, Wien, Austria
  • July 2015, Kleines Fest, Hannover, Germany
  • 1st July 2015, Spectrum Theaterfest, Villach, Austria
  • 19th June 2015, Sem glasba sem mesto festival, Novo mesto, Slovenia
  • 30th and 31st May 2015, Berlin Festival, Germany
  • 20th September 2014, Festival urbane kulture Kočevje, Kočevje, Slovenia
  • 11-18th August, Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2nd and 3rd August 2014, festival Schengenfest, Vinica, Slovenia
  • 26th June 2014, Taste Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 21st June 2014, Neighbour’s Day at Križevniška, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 26th May 204, Rdeči revirji Festival, Trbovlje, Slovenia
  • summer 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • August 2013, Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
  • July 2013, Hannover, Germany
  • 28th November 2012, Drugajanje festival, Maribor, Slovenia
  • summer 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • August 2012, Kleine Fest, Hannover, Germany
  • August 2012, Bruges, Belgium
  • July 2012, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • April 2012, Ieper, Belgium


  • Director: Dirk Opstaele
  • Performers: Katja Konvalinka, Irena Yebuah Tiran, Diego Barrios Ross, Jure Počkaj
  • Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
  • Producer: Mojca Jug
  • Production: Bunker, Ljubljana
  • Co-production: Ensemble Leporello


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