The Zagreb Quartet and guitarist Ana Vidović had their first performance together last night, 2 August, in the Rector’s Palace atrium, dazzling the Festival audiences with their virtuoso renditions of the evening's impressive classical programme which consisted of Beethoven’s String Quartet in D major, Vivaldi's Concerto for guitar and strings in D major and C major as arranged by Karl Scheit for guitar and string quartet, Ruždjak’s Classical Garden and Ravel's String Quartet in F major.
The 2017 Musical America’s Artist of the Year Yuja Wang and the lauded clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer will perform in the Rector’s palace atrium on Tuesday, 6 August at 9.30pm and show off their virtuosity on musical pieces by Weber, Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Chopin and Horovitz.
The Linđo Folklore Ensemble performances at the Festival have always been well received, with thunderous applause and ovations from the audience – as was the case in their memorable performance with KUD Jedinstvo in July. Linđo will be giving three performances at the 70th Festival, the first of which is on Saturday, 3 August and the following on 7 August and 13 August, all starting at 9.30pm on the Revelin fort terrace.
The Italian pop-opera trio Il Volo held an unforgettable two-hour concert last night, 1 August, accompanied by their backup band the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra members on the open-air stage in front of the Dubrovnik Cathedral. The tickets for this highly anticipated event were much in demand, while Dubrovnik streets teemed with delighted local and international music fans.
One of the premier world ballets, the historic Mariinsky Theatre, will be performing for the first time ever at the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, on its grand anniversary. This unique event of regional as well as national significance will see the magnificent Mariinsky artistes performing The Four Seasons, a ballet in two acts choreographed by Ilya Zhivoi based on the Max Richter recomposition of the well-known eponymous Vivaldi concerto. They will be performing two evenings in a row, on 4 August and 5 August, in the Gradac park at 9.30pm. Tickets for both have been sold-out.
The Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo, consisting of baritone Gianluca Ginoble with tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, will be performing in front of the Cathedral on 1 August, along with their backup band, while orchestral accompaniment will be made up of Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra members. The concert, which has attracted a lot of public interest, will start at 9.30pm.
The talented young musicians of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein have, in just four years, won numerous awards and acclaims, as well as published three records - they are the Esperanza Ensemble. Along with violinist Sara Domjanić and pianist Dmytro Choni, they will be holding a concert in the Rector's palace atrium on Tuesday, 30 July, at 9.30pm.
Another performance of “Hamlet” will be given tomorrow, 30 July, at 12.30am, following the first performance of the evening to compensate yesterday’s cancelled one. The play will last 2 hours and 20 minutes, without a pause.
Tonight’s performance of Hamlet is cancelled due to bad weather and an actor’s minor injury. A notice about a potential repeat performance will be posted as soon as possible. Reimbursement for bought tickets will be available at the box office at the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1, Old City), starting tomorrow, 29 July (9am to 9.30pm).