Japanese cellist Yuya Okamoto, who recently won the Eugene Ysaÿe Prize at the prestigious International Queen Elisabeth Competition and the American pianist of the Latvian origin, Robert Kulek will open the concert season of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival at the atrium of the Rector's Palace on Thursday, July 19th, at 9.30 pm.
American jazz diva and multiple Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, accompanied by Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra conducted by Andreas Marinello, at the concert sponsored by Mastercard, on 18 July in front of the Cathedral. Online tickets available here.
The first traditional performance of the Linđo Folklore Ensemble at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will take place on Tuesday, 17 July at 21:30 on the Revelin Fort Terrace. It will be followed by three more performances, on 4, 13, and 20 August, when a large number of guests and citizens of Dubrovnik who attend Linđo's shows year after year will gather once more, since Linđo has become an indispensable part of the Festival.
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.