The cult Dušan Kovačević satire Balkan Spy directed by Tatjana Mandić Rigonat and performed by the Belgrade National Theatre is next on the Festival’s drama programme, on Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17 August at 9.30pm in the Gradac Park. Both performances have been sold out.
The third exhibition at the anniversary 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the Festival Backstage by photographer Marko Ercegović which captures many fascinating, yet often unseen, goings-on behind the scenes of the Festival-making process. The exhibition will formally be opened on Saturday, 17 August, in the Sponza Palace atrium at 9pm.
Upcoming Concert of the Croatian Baroque Ensemble Under the Baton of Hervé Niquet in the Rector's Palace
Next on the anniversary 70th Festival’s music programme is the concert of the Croatian Baroque Ensemble under the baton of the world-renowned maestro Hervé Niquet, on Wednesday, 14 August, at 9.30pm in the Rector’s Palace atrium. The evening’s programme consists of Georg Friedrich Händel’s Concerto Grosso in D minor, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in G Minor and F Major along with Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, Trumpet and Strings in D Major and Overture-Suite in C-Major, “Hamburg ebb and flood.” Soloists Pavao Mašić on the organ, Laura Vadjon on the violin and Krešimir Fabijanić on the trumpet.
The fourth and final performance of the peerless Linđo Folklore Ensemble at the anniversary 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be held tomorrow, 13 August, on the Revelin fort terrace at 9.30pm.
The Italian Associazione Figli d'Arte Cuticchio puppet theatre troupe led by Mimmo Cuticchio performed their children’s play Frenzy of Orlando last night, 11 August, on the Revelin fort terrace as part of the anniversary 70th Festival’s accompanying programme “City Keys” and on the occasion of the Year of Orlando.
The second premiere title of this Festival season is the Little Prince which had its first performance last night, 8 August, in the Rector’s Palace atrium, supported by the Caboga Stiftung foundation and Tekstilpromet. The musical theatre play based on the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novella The Little Prince is directed by Hrvoje Korbar while Ivan Josip Skender did the musical score.
The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra with Ivo Lipanović and violinist Katarina Kutnar in the Rector's Palace
In their second concert of this Festival season, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will be performing with the violinist Katarina Kutnar, under the baton of maestro Ivo Lipanović on Monday, 12 August, at 9.30pm in the Rector's Palace atrium. On the evening's programme are Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major or ‘Eroica’ by Ludwig van Beethoven. Furthermore, music-lovers will surely be delighted by the first-ever performance of the Ciklus.mp3 composition by the Dubrovnik pianist and composer Ivan Violić.
A large crowd gathered in the former Radeljević oil factory last night, 7 August, at the formal opening of the Encounter at the Depot III exhibition by the Dubrovnik artist Dubravka Lošić.
The classical music sensations pianist Yuja Wang and clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer gave a concert to remember last night, 6 August, in the Rector's Palace atrium, wowing the festival crowd with their phenomenal performance and charisma.
The legendary Mariinsky Theatre, one of the most exalted and well-known ballets in the world, have performed last night, 4 August, for the first time ever on the Dubrovnik Summer Festival – in the summer of its grand anniversary no less – awing the sizeable crowd of ballet-lovers from all over the region gathered in the Gradac park which had, for two days, been transformed into a ballet stage for the Four Seasons, a ballet choreographed by Ilya Zhivoi and based on the Max Richter recomposition of the eponymous Vivaldi piece.