The Dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony 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.
The Opening Ceremony is directed by Saša Božić, who is also the author of the script. Conducted by maestro Tomislav Fačini, the music is performed by the Zagreb Philharmonic, the WDR Children's Chorus from Dortmund, the Pro musica Academic Choir from Mostar, the Dubrovnik Chamber Choir, the Libertas Mixed Choir and the Female klapa of the Linđo Folklore Ensemble. Along with the members of the Festival Drama Ensemble, the Linđo Folklore Ensemble and acting and dance students of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb will also perform, as well as the citizens of Dubrovnik, who play a special role in the ceremony this year.