Ivana Zajc is a dramatic theater and opera house in Rijeka. The first theatrical building in Rijeka was erected in 1765. However, at the end of the 18th century, the construction of a new theater began in 1805. opens an important town of Rijeka and the merchant Andrija Ljudevit Adamić. During the following eight hundred years the theatrical life in Rijeka was filled with the Teatro Adamić, with most of the performances hosted by Italian theater companies and theatrical and minor German. The main Croatian theatrical houses were built in the second half of the nineteenth century, and among these, in Rijeka, the second - behind Osijek (1865) and before Split (1893) and Zagreb (1895). After long preparations, after two years of construction and an impatient expectation, it finally became October 3, 1885, the day of the opening of the new Teatro Comunale. This was the first time that visitors, guests and guests could admire the impressive theatrical building, a masterpiece of the architecture of their time, presented to them in their beauty and size, whose figurative plastics and ornamental works were created by famous Venetian sculptor August Benvenuti and by the ceiling painters Franz Matsch in collaboration with the most famous brothers Gustavo and Ernest Klimt, the works of the master Gaetano Cimini, where the well-known and favorite singing names - Medea Borelli, Clotilde Sartori and Mary Guttemberg - they faded, but in the true technological wonder of their time: the first electric light bulbs and the city's first phone set up in the theater! The public of Rijeka has always loved theater and was eager to welcome the new guest performances of the opera companies and favorite comedies of Milan, Venice and other theatrical centers. Since then, Thalia has interpreted her famous performances of theatrical art, like the young but already famous composer of Giacomo Puccini and Pietra Mascagni, who directed with his work Il piccolo Marat, born from the great actress of Rijeka Irma Gramatica. In 1898. He also hosted the most famous tenor of his time, Enrico Caruso, and in 1941. He also performed the famous Beniamino Gigli. There were also numerous star actors among which the most spectacular was the great ferryman Sarah Bernhardt who was in 1899. She visited her company in the Dami of Dumas with camels. However, it is symptomatic, and in historical and political circumstances the fact is that Croatian and Croatian theatrical artists did not have access to the theater until the end of 1945. Unlike the "theater of the season", permanently established national and foreign theatrical institutions, The permanent folk theater of Rijeka was founded. Soon another historical date for the theater followed, which is for the first time in its scene, October 20, 1946. play the game in Croatian! It was Dubravko Ivan Gundulić, directed by Dr. Matka Foteza and Mariju Crnobori in the role of Dubravka. Soon the first opera and ballet performance - Zajcev Nikola ubić Zrinjski, followed on November 2, 1946. Boris Papandopulo directed and Milan Pichler sang in the lead role. The first drama of the Italian drama - Goldoni's gruff family, was performed on November 26, 1946. In 1953. The theater became a new name for another composer, but this time it is the greatest Croatian singer, also for the famous character - Ivan Zajc, who was still in 1857. on Fiume's lyrical scene he directed Verdi's Nabucco and staged several new Verdi operas and in 1860. He finally founded his work Amelia, welcomed by the burning enthusiasm of the fellow citizens, who celebrated also the work of the young master. Since 1991, the theater has obtained the status of national theater and in 1994 its current name.