Just like during previous years, this year the Dubrovnik Summer Festival gathered almost 2000 artists from all around the world, which performed 79 drama, music, ballet, folklore, movie and art programs on 17 scenic and ambient locations in 47 days, from 10th July to 25th August. For this occasion, a press conference was held on the last day of this year’s Festival in Villa Orsula’s restaurant Victoria. The speakers were Deputy Mayor of Dubrovnik Željko Raguž, Deputy County Prefect of the Dubrovačko – neretvanska County Davorko Obuljen, Executive Director of the Festival Ivana Medo Bogdanović, Artistic Director Krešimir Dolenčić and Head of Corporate Communications at Vipnet Dubravka Jusić.
One of the greatest jazz singers and proud owner of six Grammy nominations, Nnenna Freelon performed last night, 24th August, on the 65th Dubrovnik Summer festival, on the Fort Revelin terrace. The concert was sponsored by Siemens and was also her premiere performance in Croatia.
The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Italian conductor Nicola Giuliani, bassoonist Matija Novaković and pianist Diana Brekalo performed last night, 23d August, in the Rector’s Palace atrium and played the works of Gian Francesco Malipieri, Milko Kelemen and Alfred Castella.
The closing ceremony of the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be marked by the Opera Gala concert, which will be performed by the Zagreb Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Ivo Lipanović, with the world’s leading baritone Željko Lučić and soprano Lana Kos, as part of the Vip program and in cooperation with the City of Zagreb. It will take place on Monday, 25th August, in front of the Saint Blaise church at 10 p.m. There will be an awarding ceremony after the concert, during which the Orlando Awards for the best achievements in the theater and music program of the Festival will be given to the winners, finally followed by the closing ceremony of the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
As part of the music program of the 65th Dubrovnik Sumer Festival, one of the world’s best hornists and winner of the Orlando award, Radovan Vlatković, along with the Mozarteum Quartet from Salzburg and baritone Krešimir Stražanac, performed a concert with the name Classicism, Romanticism & Lyricism last night, 22nd August, in the Rector’s Palace atrium.
Nnenna Freelon, one of the greatest contemporary jazz singers and owner of six GRAMMY award nominations, will perform under sponsorship of Siemens on the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Sunday, 24th August at 9.30 p.m. on the Fort Revelin terrace, which will also be her debut performance in Croatia.
The Dubrovnik Symphonic Orchestra, led by the Italian conductor maestro Nicola Giuliani, will perform with fagottist Matija Novaković and pianist Diana Brekalo on Saturday, 23d August, at 9.30 p.m. in the Rector’s Palace Atrium, playing the works of Gian Francesco Malipieri, Milko Kelemen and Alfred Caselle.
As part of the program of the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, there will be a performance of one of the world’s best hornists and winner of the Orlando Prize, Radovan Vlatković, along with the Mozarteum Quartet from Salzburg and baritone Krešimir Stražanac with the program „Classicism, Romanticism & Lyricism“ on Friday, 22nd August at 9.30 p.m. in the Rector’s palace atrium. The
In co-production with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Ljubljana Festival and the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, the premiere of the Neo-Baroque ballet “Dangerous Liaisons” was performed as part of the Vip program of the Festival, choreographed and directed by Valentina Turcu and Leo Mujić, last night, 20th of August, on the Bošković square, followed by ovations of the audience and applause one does not hear often.
In light of the 65th anniversary of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the exhibition „Portraits from the Festival“ by artist Ivo Grbić will display 134 portraits from the Festival made between 1997 and 2003 in the author's, as he himself calls it, most fruitful period. And yet, this is only the chosen part of a couple of hundred other portraits which didn't get to be part of this exhibition. A video presentation will display these other portraits with comments by the author himself. The author of the catalogue's foreword, Ivan Viđen, will speak about the exhibition, while Ivica Prlender, former director of the Festival, and Tomo Vlahutin will talk about the artist and his connection with the Festival from the very beginning. The women's choir Amorette, Sebastijan Vukosavić, the Folklore Ensemble Linđo and Nila Miličić Vukosavić will take part in the exhibition's opening ceremony.