Dubrovnik Summer Festival this year gathered nearly 2,000 artists from all around the world. From 10th of July to 25th of August on 29 different locations in the Renaissance city of Dubrovnik was performed 143 theater, music, opera, ballet, folk, film and visual art programs.
Concert entitled Vivaldi vs Piazzolla - The Seasons, once upon a time and today under the baton of Pavle Zajcev, was performed for numerous audience in front of the Rector's Palace at closing of the 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, 25th of August.
As part of the "To love and cherish you" program at Sponza Palace was presented The White Darkness by Luko Paljetak 24th of August.
Folklore Ensemble Linđo had their seventh and last performance on this year’s Festival, 24th of August at Revelin Fort Terrace.
As part of 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s music program guitarists Mozes Rosenberg, Mate Matišić and bassist Jurica Štelma performed with gypsy swing program, last night 23rd August on Revelin Fort Terrace. The concert was sponsored by Siemens.
64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s rich film program ends tonight, 24th of August at open air cinema Jadran with the screening of two films - comedy An Ideal Husband directed by Bill Cartlidge in 2000 at 21:00, and a free projection of The Picture of Dorian Gray directed by Blenn Jordan in 1973 that starts at 22:30.
Italian cellist Enrico Dindo and pianist Monica Cattarossi performed as part of 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s music program with concert entitled Bon anniversaire M. Debussy last night, 22nd of August in the Rector's Palace Atrium.
Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s souvenir shop located on the address Od Sigurate 1 at the Festival Palace, lowered the prices by 50%. Now all items, including t-shirts and canvas bags with this year's visual "Walls of Stone, Heart of Art," are available at half price.
As part od 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s music program brilliant violinist Lana Trotovšek accompanied by Simon Lane on the piano 18th of August at the Rector’s Palace Atrium.
Last season’s triumph of Marin Držić Theatre - "The Brothers Karamazov" by F. M. Dostoyevsky and directed by Dejan Projkovski performed on the Dubrovnik Summer Festival 18th of August at Marin Držić Theatre.
As part of 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival's theatre program, Marijana Nola’s adaptation of Moliere’s piece, award-winning performance The Miser by Croatian National Theatre from Šibenik directed by Zoran Mužić, was performed, 17th of August on the Revelin Fort Terrace.
Eminent guitarists - Peter Finger and Damir Halilić-Hal, performed 15th of August at Rector’s Palace atrium with program entitled Finger Play.
Monodrama „My Case” made by verses and notes of Vlado Gotovac, directed and played by Boris Svrtan was performed, 14th of August in the atrium of Centre for Advanced Academic Studies.
A real treat for jazz lovers, performance by the renowned Croatian pianist Matija Dedić side by side with famous American jazz musicians - contrabassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez was held on 9th of August on the Revelin Fort Terrace.
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Bass-baritone Krešimir Stražanac accompanied by pianist Mihály Menelaos Zeke and with narration by Urša Raukar, 6th of August at the Rector's Palace, presented evening of lied, whitin which "The Beautiful Magelone" by Johannes Brahms was performed.
Authorial concert “In The Streets of My City” performed by Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Libertas Choir, mezzo-soprano Dubravka Šeparović Mušović and Maroje Brčić on guitar, under the maestro’s direction was performed on 5th Aug in front of the Cathedral.
After a four-year absence, legendary Vojnović’s "Equinox" by Joško Juvančić returned on Festival’s program and was premiered 4th August on the Island of Lokrum.
Grammy awarded American jazz band – Robert Glasper Experiment, performed on 31st July on the Revelin Fort Terrace, as part of the 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festivals’ Vip program.
Croatia's first clown play for grown-ups The Nightingale directed by French – American director and a clown Lee Delong, performed by Triko Circus Theatre, was performed on 30th July 21:30 at Revelin Fort Terrace.
Cantus Ensemble from Zagreb under the direction of Berislav Šipuš, with sopranos Tamara Franetović Felbinger and Lidija Horvat, mezzo-soprano Ivana Srbljan and bass Ivica Trubić, performed on 30th July at 21:30 at the Rector's Palace.
With program entitled Hommage à Milka Trnina performed by Zagreb National Theatre primadonna Dubravka Šeparović Mušović with the piano accompaniment by Đorđe Stanetti, Dubrovnik Summer Festival worthily marked 150th birth anniversary of legendary Croatian opera diva Milka Trnina 29th July at the Rector's Palace Atrium.
Famous Canadian-American songwriter Rufus Wainwright, as part of 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festivals’ Vip program, performed on 26th July in front of numerous audience on Fort Revelin Terrace.
Project Allons enfants by Bobo Jelčić and Nataša Rajković opened premiere theatre program of 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on 28th July in the City Hall.
64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s first drama premiere "Allons enfants" is a project by Bobo Jelčić and Nataša Rajković that through the City Council session deals with current and some minor city issues. “Allons enfants” will be performed on 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of July located inside and in front of the City Hall.
Book promotion was held on Wednesday, 24th July at 21:30 in the atrium of the Sponza Palace.
Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet "Romeo and Juliet" choreographed by Valentina Turcu was performed by Slovene National Theatre in Maribor on the 18th and 19th July at Ruđer Bošković Square. End of the show was marked with standing ovations and roaring applause by delighted audience.
Retrospective exhibition by Duško Šibl Two Backward Glances opened on 13th July at midnight at the atrium of the Sponza Palace. Exibition is organized by 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival in collaboration with the Croatian State Archives from Dubrovnik.
The opera gala program 1813 - Verdi Vs. Wagner, conceived and directed by famous Giancarlo del Monaco was performed within the 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s Vip Program in front of the large audience, on 12th July in front of St. Blaise church.
Mozart's comic opera Cosi fan tutte, through the cooperation of the foundation Music Without Frontiers from London, Agevent agency from Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, premiered in front of a full auditorium on 11th July at the Park School of Art.
Well reputet Croatian soprano singer Lana Kos will perform within the Vip programme of the 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival at the programme inspired by love scenes of Verdi's and Wagner's musical dramas.
Raising Libertas flag on Orlando’s column with Freedom Hymn lyrics, in front of numerous local and visitors audience, 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival was officially opened the last night 10th July at 21:00 in front of St. Blaise church.
New contract with the Festival's General Sponsor Vipnet, which has been a loyal partner of the Dubrovnik Festival for thirteen years in a row, was signed on this occasion.
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General manager of the Croatian Radio and Television Mr. Goran Radman delivered the Orlando Award for the greatest artistic achievements at the 63th Dubrovnik Summer Festival to the wind quintet Les vents français
Dubrovnik Summer Festival was recently presented in China at the international cultural fair in Shanghai and at the forum of East-European festivals in Beijing
The end of the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival was marked by the Opera gala programme with opera stars – soprano Inva Mula and baritone Leo Nucci, and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Ivan Repušić, on 25th Aug in front of St Blaise's Church.
On the day of the closing ceremony a press conference was held at the Pucić Palace Hotel. The media was addressed by the Festival's General Manager Ivica Prlender, Theatre Programme Director Dora Ruždjak and Music Programme Director Ivan Repušić. Opera stars Inva Mula and Leo Nucci addressed the media as well.
Famous accordionist and bandoneonist Richard Galliano with his Piazzola Forever Septet performed Tango Project repertoire on 22nd Aug on Fort Revelin Terrace
Croatian RTV Symphony Orchestra, Choir of King's College in Cambridge, young Croatian soloists Evelin Novak, Diana Haller, Ivan Turšić and Goran Jurić performed under the baton of Stephen Cleobury on 20th Aug at the Dominican Church.
The famous Choir of King's College, Cambridge performed English Church music to the accompaniment of the organ under the baton of Stephen Cleobury on 19th August in the Rector's Palace Atrium.
Recital of the most famous conductor and pianist of our time, Daniel Barenboim featuring pieces by Franz Schubert was held at the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival on 18th August in the Rector's Palace Atrium.
Summer edition of the Noir Festival from Zagreb presents 'Nights of noir in Dubrovnik' which includes film noir screenings and photography exhibition 'Double Identity' by Saša Šekoranja that was opened on 17th Aug at the Sponza Palace.
Renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performed at the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival on 13th August in the intimate ambiance of the Rector's Palace Atrium.
World-renowned Chinese violinist Ning Feng and pianist Thomas Hoppe performed at the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, 9th August at the Rector's Palace Atrium.
Cherishing national folk customs and heritage at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival traditionally continues with Linđo Folklore Ensemble's performance on Thursday, 16th August at 9.30 pm at the Revelin Fort Terrace.
The music programme of the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival was continued with performance of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and guitarist Srđan Bulat under the baton of Tomislav Fačini on 6th August in the Rector's Palace Atrium.
Venice Baroque Ensemble and violinist Giuliano Carmignola performed Venice Baroque masters on 2nd August in the Rector's Palace Atrium.
The 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival in collaboration with the State Archives in Dubrovnik opened an exhibition of works by Josip Pino Trostmann entitled An Intimate and Intuitive ‘Biography’ of a Dubrovnik Painter on 2nd August in the Sponza Palace Atrium. The exhibition will be opened untill 17th August.
Four foreign films and three awarded Croatian films were shown in the period from 26th July until 1st August in front of more than thousand visitors in Open-air Cinemas 'Jadran' and 'Slavica' and Cinema Visia.
Contemporary dance by the renowned choreographer Edward Clug called The Divine Comedy - based on Dante's masterpiece and realised as a coproduction of the Bitef Theatre and Theatre City Budva Festival - was performed at the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Thursday 26th July on the Revelin Fort Terrace.
In collaboration with the Pula Film Festival, French love drama Hell, directed by Claude Chabrol will be screened tonight, 29th July, at 9.30 pm at the Open-air cinema Jadran.
This year as well, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival will feature chosen titles from the Pula Film Festival in the period from July 26 to August 1.
One of the leading virtuosi in the world, British violinist Nigel Kennedy, performed an outstanding repertoire together with his jazz quintet last night, on July 22nd on the Revelin Fort Terrace. This performance was a part of the special Vip programme of the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
The presentation of the monograph dedicated to the theatre career of one of the greatest Croatian theatre actors Pero Kvrgić will take place on Friday, 27th July at 9.30 pm in the Rector's Palace Atrium. The book Pero Kvrgić's Theatre Era was published by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, as part of a series of similar editions dedicated to artists having marked the history of the Festival.
Exhibition of paintings and tapestries celebrating 50 years Of Romana Milutin Fabris's career was opened on July 19 in the Sponza Palace atrium and will stay opened to visitors till Aug 1.
Jeremy Irons, accompanied by the director of the Sarajevo Film Festival Mirsad Purivatra and the General Manager of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival Ivica Prlender, met the Croatian actors from the play Oedipus the King which is featured on this year's Festival's programme.
The Zagreb Philharmonic and cellist Monika Leskovar under the baton of Dmitrij Kitajenko performed in the Vip program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Wednesday July 12th in the Dominican Church
The Opening Ceremony took place on July 10 at 9:00 pm in front of St. Blaise’s Church in the Old City of Dubrovnik.
The special conference of the Festival's council was held under the chairmanship of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Andea Zlatar Violić, on Tuesday 10th of July at the Festival palace.
The dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony of the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival at midnight on July 9th in front of St. Blaise's Church.
Tickets for this season's rich theatre, music, dance and folklore program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival are available at nearly 200 locations all over Croatia
Croatian Radio and Television, in the presence of Croatian President Ivo Josipović, awarded the best performances at the 62nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival program with the Orlando Award - Mislav Čavajda for the main role in the play Oedipus the King and clarinet player Marija Pavlović, on August 26 at the Rector's Palace.
As part of the off-program of the 62nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, academic sculptor, fashion designer and visual artist Ivana Popović presented a sequence of artistic installations in the unique project titled “The Observers”, in the period from August 20 to 25 at the venues of Festival’s program performances.
The famed Croatian mezzo-soprano Renata Pokupić performed together with the notable pianist Roger Vignoles as part of the musical programme of the 62nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, in cooperation with Hotel More, on Tuesday the 23d of August in the Rector's Palace, starting at 21:30.
The great Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky performed as part of the music program of the 62nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, two days after his piano duo with Alexander Ghindin, on Saturday the 20th of August in the Rector's Palace Atrium.
As part of the off- program of the 62nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the monograph dedicated to the work of producer, pedagogue and long-time Festiva’ director of the drama program - Joško Juvančić, was presented on August 17, in the Rector's Palace Atrium.
The great Russian pianists Boris Berezovsky and Alexander Ghindin performed as part of the Vip program of the 62nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, on Thursday the 18th of August in the Rector's Palace Atrium.