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Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Nikola Šubić Zrinjski – 'U boj, u boj!'

Extracts | Zajc

Act III. The Croatian soldiers at the fort of Szigetvár know they will not survive their final charge against the Ottoman army. Small in number but full of courage, they are happy to die for their homeland. Conducted by Nikša Bareza and directed by Krešimir Dolenčić. Ivan Zajc wrote this climactic chorus ten years prior to the rest of the opera. It has achieved lasting popularity as a Croatian patriotic song, removed from the context of the opera, and as a staple song in Japanese glee clubs.

The full performance is no longer available but other material about the production can be found here.