Drama programme of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be opened with the guest play of the Zagreb Youth Theatre Black Mother Earth, created by the novel of Kristian Novak, with Tomislav Zajec's dramaturgy and directed by Dora Ruzdjak Podolski on Monday, July 16th. The play, which is subtitled in English, will take place on the island of Lokrum, starting 9:30 pm. Boats will departure from the Old City Port at 8:30 and 8:45 pm.
The exhibition of Josip Pino Trostmann's works entitled Dubrovnik from Sveti Jakov with Two Palm Trees opens at the Sponza Palace Atrium on Friday, 13 July at 21:00 on the occasion of artist's 80th birthday and 55th anniversary of his graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. The exhibition is part of the new 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival programme City Keys and it lasts until 4 August.
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The Dress rehearsal of the 89th Dubrovnik Summer Festival was held last night traditionally at midnight. Citizens of Dubrovnik watched the show with great interest and cheered the whole time, as it is also tradition on this occasion.
Dubrovnik Summer Festival is preparing a special festival concert experience in collaboration with Adriatic Luxury Hotels, which consists of two programmes at the Vala Beach Club of Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. Through the new concept of the project Stars beneath the Stars, these two programmes offer top music events in a unique setting with an impressive view of the Adriatic Sea and Elafiti Islands.
The opening ceremony of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will traditionally be held in front of St Blaise's Church on Tuesday, 10 July at 21:00. This year, the ceremony is directed by Saša Božić, who is also the author of the script, in accordance with the focus of the 69th Festival on audience development, showing that artists, as well as the citizens, are the substance of the City and the Festival.
The concert of Mischa Maisky and the Zagreb Philharmonic, conducted by maestro Pier Carlo Orizio, will be held on Wednesday, 11 July on the Island of Lokrum instead of in front of the St Blaise's Church, as was previously announced. Boats for Lokrum depart at 9.45 and 10 pm from the Old City Port
Anton Lachky's dance show Cartoon, created for children six years of age and older and their families, will be performed on the Revelin Fort Terrace on 14 July at 21:30 as part of the programme of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Cartoon won the award of the Belgian Minister of Culture Alda Greoli in 2017.