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