Croatian stage director OZREN PROHIČ (1968) graduated the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, where he studied theatre and radio directing, and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy. He has directed at almost all Croatian theatres and at the theatres in Sarajevo (BiH), Novi Sad (Serbia) and Koblenz (Germany). He has staged plays by Kafka, Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Lessing, Euripides, Sophocles and different Croatian authors. He has also staged operas in all Croatian opera houses and several festivals. His productions include Rossini's The Turk in Italy and The Barber of Seville, Verdi's Rigoletto, Attila, Nabucco, La forza del destino and Macbeth and Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan tutte, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Ponchielli's Gioconda, Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur and Monteverdi's Orpheus. He has received many awards and recognitions for his work. Today, he is the artistic director of the opera at the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka. He is extraordinary professor at the Department for theatre directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb.