Dubrovnik Summer Festival, from its beginning in 1950, has become the oldest cultural institution in Croatia. It opens every year on the 10th of July and lasts for 47 days – until the closing ceremony on the 25th of August. During that time there is a rich and varied choice of cultural events, including theater, music, ballet and art exhibitions, all of the highest quality.
With Live Orchestral Performance by Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Dubrovnik Summer Festival traditionally opened on 10 July, in front of the St. Blaise’s Church before a large audience. With Hymn to Freedom, Festival’s Libertas flag has been raised for the 67th time.
The 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s music programme will open by the world famous tenor, José Cura, whom music critics often call “the fourth tenor”, alluding to The Three Tenors. At the Opening Ceremony directed by Ivan Miladinov, he will appear as both conductor and singer, while the following day – on 11 July – he will perform some of the finest operatic arias with the soprano Linda Ballova and the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Mladen Tarbuk in the gala concert taking place in front of St Blaise's Church.
The 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, taking place from 10 July to 25 August, will open on 10 July at 9.00 pm, in front of St Blaise’s Church, with the raising of the Libertas flag on Orlando's Column to the verses of Hymn to Liberty.