The first drama premiere at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Michelangelo by Sebastijan Horvat and Milan Matthis Marković, based on Miroslav Krleža's play Michelangelo Buonarroti, directed by Sebastijan Horvat and co-produced by the Festival and the Croatian National Theatre Ivan von Zajc of Rijeka, will be premiered under the sponsorship of HEP on 27 July in the Benedictine monastery ruins on the Island of Lokrum. A press conference was held at the Festival Palace on the occasion of the upcoming premiere of the play, which was already proclaimed a theatrical event of the summer by some critics.
Dance performance Macbeth will be presented as a part of Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Thursday, July 26th, at 9.30 pm on the Revelin Fort Terrace. It's made after William Shakespeare's play, produced by Bitef Theatre and Tivat Culture Center. This production of Dance performance Macbeth follows the already established Bitef Dance Company policy which adheres to the intention of presenting new streams of dance theatre development to its audience, through choreographed staging of great literary works. The works staged so far are Shakespeare’s Othello, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Moliere’s Don Juan, Aristophanes’ Birds…
Much respected guest of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia LADO will perform on Tuesday, July 24th, at 9.30 pm on the terrace of Fort Revelin. On this year's performance, all the glory of the Croatian folklore will be shown with dance and song through the new Ideju regruti program.
What was your musical path, what led you to where you are today? I started to play cello because my father, who was conductor, also played the cello. My mother was a singer, so I was in a musical family and it was a natural way, to become a musician. My parents did a lot for me, for my musical life. I started with cello at the age of 7 in Regensburg, Germany. The biggest reason for my continuation was the teacher, so I just followed that way until we moved to Japan, when I was 12. There I met my new cello professor, who was the best cellist in Japan. She was the one who determined my musical way and I am really, really thankful for that.
Instead of announced film projection of the Grand Golden Arena award winning Croatian film, Dubrovnik Summer Festival in collaboration with Dubrovnik Cinemas will have a film projection of Lada Kamenski, directed by Sara Hribar and Marko Santić, which premiered at 65th Pula Film Festival and won, among others, FEODORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and Mediterranean) award for the best Croatian feature film. The projection will be on Monday, July 23rd, at theJadran Open-air Cinema and the entrance is free.
Schumann Quartet will continue the music program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Sunday, July 22nd, at 9.30 pm at the atrium of the Rector’s Palace. Violinists Erik and Ken Schumann, violinist Liisa Randalu and cellist Mark Schumann make this acclaimed and award-winning quartet, who will perform the works of Haydn, Takemitsu and Schubert in front of the Festival audience.
Last year’s hit play Marin Držić - Victory Over the Enemies will be the part of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival from 20 to 23 of July with one great addition this year – it will be subtitled in English. The play will take place at the Art School Park every night at 9:30.
The recital of one of the most talented and most successful young Croatian pianists Ivan Krpan will not be held on Sunday, 15 July, as was previously announced, due to the final match of the World Cup between Croatia and France. Instead, the recital will be held on Saturday, 28 July at 21:30 at the Rector's Palace Atrium. The programme of the recital consists of Schumann's Arabesque and Fantasy and Frédéric Chopin's 24 Preludes.
Japanese cellist Yuya Okamoto, who recently won the Eugene Ysaÿe Prize at the prestigious International Queen Elisabeth Competition and the American pianist of the Latvian origin, Robert Kulek will open the concert season of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival at the atrium of the Rector's Palace on Thursday, July 19th, at 9.30 pm.
American jazz diva and multiple Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, accompanied by Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra conducted by Andreas Marinello, at the concert sponsored by Mastercard, on 18 July in front of the Cathedral. Online tickets available here.