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Posted: 25.01.2018

Tungsten lighting ban in EU - Petition "Save Tungsten"

Dubrovnik Summer Festival has joined the campaign to stop the changing of the EU regulation that would ban the use of Tungsten light sources even in cultural institutions and organizations. Theater lighting has, until now, had an exemption from this ban thanks to the so-called 'entertainment clause' from 2013. We believe that the change of this regulation - if accepted - would be disastrous for both Croatian and European culture.

Posted: 05.12.2017

3D video and sound mapping projection on the Festival Palace as a reminder of the destruction of war

On 5 December and on Wednesday, 6 December from 5 p.m.

Posted: 28.11.2017

69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival's Official programme to be announced in February

The 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will feature three premiere plays: Miroslav Krleža's "Michelangelo Buonarroti", a coproduction with the Ivan von Zajc Croatian National Theatre of Rijeka, directed by Sebastijan Horvat; a selection of prose by Ranko Marinković "Under the Balconies", directed by Dario Harjaček; and "Wedding Plays", a collaboration with the Zagreb Academy of Theatre Arts

Posted: 10.11.2017

25th Croatian Theatre Award – 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival productions nominated in five categories

Best Play in DRAMA category nominees include "Marin Držić – Victory over the Enemies" first performed at the 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on 20 August 2017. Best Play in OPERA Category nominees include Georg Friedrich Handel "Orlando", premiered at the Festival on 28 July 2017 at the Benedictine Monastery Cloister on the Island of Lokrum.

Posted: 18.10.2017

Assistants to Dubrovnik Summer Festival's Artistic Director Appointed

Theatre director Saša Božić has been appointed Theatre Programme Director, conductor Tomislav Fačini has been appointed Music Programme Director, and musicologist Karolina Rugle has been appointed Innovative Cultural Practices Director.

Posted: 31.08.2017

Dora Ruždjak Podolski is the new Artistic Director of the Festival

Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia Nina Obuljen Koržinek appointed Dora Ruždjak Podolski the new Artistic Director of the Festival.

Posted: 26.08.2017

Orlando Award giving ceremony and Gala Concert at the end of the 68th Festival

The 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival has been closed with the Gala concert and the Orlando Award giving ceremony for the best performances in the drama and music programme, last night, 25 August in front of St Blaise's Church. The Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alberto Veronesi, featuring last year's Orlando Award winner, the young Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko performed for the festival audience.

Posted: 25.08.2017

72 programmes have been successfully performed in 16 site-specific venues

This year too, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival has gathered together about 2.000 artists from all over the world, who have performed 72 theatrical, concert, opera, dance, folklore, film and exhibition programmes within 47 days, from 10 July to 25 August, in 16 site-specific venues in Dubrovnik and its surroundings. On that occasion, on the Festival’s last day, a press conference was held at the Sponza Palace Atrium. Iva Hraste Sočo, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Mato Franković, Mayor of Dubrovnik, and Žaklina Marević, Deputy Prefect of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, commented favourably on the 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival programme. Kazimir Bačić, General Manager of the Croatian Radio and Television, talked about the collaboration between the two institutions, while the Festival executives, Mladen Tarbuk, Acting Artistic Director, and Ivana Medo Bogdanović, Executive Director, elaborated on this year's Festival programme and its financial results. Mladen Tarbuk used the opportunity to thank his associates and bid them farewell at the end of his mandate.

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