Mediterranean-inspired recital by Janja Vuletić and Maroje Brčić at the Rector's Palace

Date created: 06.08.2020.

As a part of the music program of the 71st Dubrovnik Summer Festival, mezzo-soprano Janja Vuletić and guitarist Maroje Brčić will perform on Saturday, 8 August, at 9.30 pm in the Rector's Palace atrium and perform a program imbued with Mediterranean content, from Greek songs by Maurice Ravel to Spanish guitar music works by Zoran Juranić inspired by Dalmatia.

In addition to Ravel's Chants populaires and Deux mélodies hébraïques in guitar arrangement by Maroje Brčić and the aforementioned Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, in the first part of the concert the audience will hear Obsequio a el Maestro from 24 Caprichos de Goya by Italian composer Mario Castelnuov-Tedesco. The second part of this unique musical evening brings the premiere of the cycle Pjesmice s dna škrinje by Zoran Juranić, which this composer wrote on texts from the Dalmatian folk poetic heritage. The first two songs, Mare moja, dušo moja and Ninaj, ninaj, zlato moje, are from Konavle, Savila se tuga, oko mene comes from Prvić Luka, while Oj, pitomi sokole from Split. They are followed by Spanish composers, Tres pequeñas piezas by Joaquín Rodrigo, and then Siete canciones populares españolas by Manuel de Falla in guitar arrangement by Darko Petrinjak.

Born in Dubrovnik, Janja Vuletić and Maroje Brčić began their music education in Dubrovnik at the Luka Sorkočević Art School, and in the meantime built world-class careers. Although both are undoubtedly welcomed guests of the Festival, Maroje Brčić performed somewhat more often in various musical formations, he was awarded the Orlando Prize in 2009 for the concert with Zoran Dukić, as well as for the concert of 4 guitars, with Zoran Dukić, Petrit Kueku and Tvrtko Sarić, 2017. Janja Vuletić made a notable debut at the Festival in 2012, when she performed songs by Schumann, Brahms, and Fauré in the Rector's Palace atrium with the piano accompaniment of Jonas Vitaud. Her earliest roles were at the Zurich Opera, then at the Karlsruhe Opera, at the La Monnaie Theater in Brussels, at the Geneva Grand Théâtre and at many other prestigious European houses. In recent years, among other roles, Carmen is at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, at the Belgrade Opera is Nerone at L'incoronatione di Poppea, Gertrude is at Hamlet, Lucrezia at The Rape of Lucrezia and Clytemnestra at Iphinegie in Aulis at the National Theater in Ostrava Prague National Theater Antonin Dvořák.

Tickets for this performance are available for purchase at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival website or via ticketing service and at the box office of the Festival Palace (OdSigurate1) every day from 9 am to 9.30 pm. Purchases made with Mastercard® and Maestro® cards receive a 10% discount while all purchases and orders over 500 kunas receive a 30% discount voucher for Festival souvenirs. OTP bank continues the tradition of supporting the Festival, and this year with the loyalty program OTPetica offers its users an additional 10% discount when buying tickets at the box office in the Festival Palace.

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival will comply with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health for preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease during all festival events, and we kindly ask the audience to do the same.