GALA NIGHT
RAME LAHAJ & FRIENDS

About RLIOF

The “Rame Lahaj International Opera Festival” is a 10-day event with a mission to enhance Kosovo’s cultural vibrancy and elevate its global presence. Named in honor of the esteemed Kosovar tenor Rame Lahaj, the festival draws upon his extensive experience and artistic standing within the international opera community. Lahaj has curated a diverse assembly of renowned opera singers who grace the festival with their performances. This cultural celebration not only unites artists from varied backgrounds but also nurtures emerging talents through masterclasses, fostering growth and innovation within the opera realm. The overarching aim is to showcase Kosovo and its rich cultural heritage on the world stage.

RLIOF Short Documentary

10-day event that aims to enrich the cultural life of Kosovo and promote the country on the international stage.

Upcoming Edition 2023

23 July

Rame Lahaj & Friends

25 July

Ensemble Evening

27 July

Opera Night

29 July

New Generation

31 July

Nexhmije Pagarusha

About RLIOF

The “Rame Lahaj International Opera Festival”  is a 10-day event that aims to enrich the cultural life of Kosovo and promote the country on the international stage. The festival is named after the renowned Kosovar tenor Rame Lahaj. Through his experience and artistic prestige in the international opera community, Lahaj has brought together a diverse group of well-known opera singers to perform at the festival. By bringing together artists from different backgrounds and providing opportunities for young artists to develop artistically through masterclasses, the Rame Lahaj International Opera Festival fosters growth and innovation in the world of opera, with the ultimate goal of promoting Kosovo and its cultural heritage on the global stage.

Our Editions

RLIOF – 2023 EDITION

RLIOF – 2022 EDITION

RLIOF – 2021 EDITION

RAME LAHAJ & FRIENDS – 2019 EDITION

HIGHLIGHTS
FROM RLIOF

Francisco Araiza for Rame Lahaj

An honor to have had Maestro Araiza grace our festival with his presence! His time spent in Prishtina, working with RLIOF students has been truly invaluable. Not only did he enhance our festival, but he also contributed to the blossoming Kosovar opera tradition.

Maestro Araiza was captivated by the unique voices of the RLIOF masterclass students, recognizing their exceptional talents. It’s heartwarming to witness the impact of such an esteemed artist on our young talents’ journey in the world of opera.

Thank you, Maestro Araiza, for your dedication and passion in nurturing the future of opera in Kosovo. Your visit will forever resonate in the hearts of all those who were fortunate enough to be part of this musical experience.

Rame Lahaj Foundation was established with the aim of promoting and cultivating genuine music in Kosovo, finding new talents and developing their potential, while also researching and perfecting the knowledge on music as a whole, focusing on opera singing in particular. All this is possible by bringing to Kosovo masters from all over the world to lecture during masterclasses of RLIOF, where bridges of collaboration are built between both young artists and those in their prime careers with various opera studios. The Foundation  also helps to cover the school tuition of distinguished talents who come as a result of the masterclasses and the RLIOF festival.

Our Mission

In the Rame Lahaj International Opera Festival we strive to bring the beauty and power of opera to the people of Kosovo. Founded in the summer of 2021, amidst the challenges of the pandemic, our festival is dedicated to promoting several sustainable development goals, cultural exchange and diversity. As the most recent independent state in Southeast Europe, Kosovo is still in the process of integrating into the European community. The Kosovar people are eager to gain knowledge and to be involved in the transmission of European culture.


Sponsors

Our project thrives through the support of a community of sponsors and patrons who collaborate with us to foster the growth of future generations of artists.

Filharmonia-e-Kosoves-B

PARTNERSHIPS

RLIOF is on an exciting growth trajectory, and we are thrilled to share our latest milestones. We are delighted to announce our membership in the Fedora platform and Opera Europa, two prestigious organizations in the field. Join us on our journey as we continue to expand and make meaningful contributions to our industry.


Make a donation

EVERY CONTRIBUTION MATTERS

Every contribution counts and helps the Foundation's mission to make a positive impact on the Kosovar opera scene, the promotion of local artists and students.

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS

Rame Lahaj Foundation
Address: Agim Ramadani, Prishtine

Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
IBAN: XK05 1501200000277924
Swift code: RBKOXKPRXXX

THANK YOU Let's INVEST IN THE FUTURE!

MAKE A DONATION

EVERY CONTRIBUTION
MATTERS

Every contribution counts and helps the Foundation’s mission to make a positive impact on the Kosovar opera scene, the promotion of local artists and students.

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS

Rame Lahaj Foundation

Address: Agim Ramadani, Prishtine

Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
IBAN: XK05 1501200000277924
Swift code: RBKOXKPRXXX

THANK YOU
Let’s INVEST IN THE FUTURE!