The Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra to start 66th Festival's music programme

Date created: 10.07.2015.

The first part of the concert will focus on opera repertoire, starting with a prelude to Rossini's The Thieving Magpie. Domagoj Dorotić will sing Andree Chéniera's Come un bel dì di maggio... aria from Umberto Giordano's opera of the same name, Enzo Grimaldo's Cielo e mar... aria from Ponchielli's opera La Gioconda, and with baritone Leon Košavić, he will also perform Dio che nell'alma infondere duet by Don Carlos and Pose from Verdi's opera Don Carlos in which friends take an oath to an eternal friendship. The audience will be able to enjoy Beethoven's „conservative“ First symphony in C-major in the second part of the concert.

Festival's often welcomed and gladly seen guests, slovenian philharmonics, are among a very few symphony orchestras that enjoy such a rich and long tradition. Their chief conductor, maestro Uroš Lajovic, is one of the most successful conductors and conducting professors in this region of Europe. In his career he had a numerous performances at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the last being over twenty years ago, more precisely in 1994. Tenor Domagoj Dorotić is an opera soloist of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and, lately, a sings all the main tenor roles. He also had the honor of singing the croatian national anthem on a ceremony regarding Croatian admittance to European Union. Leon Košavić is a young, but undoubtedly, extremely talented baritone who is this years winner of the Zagreb Philharmonic Award for The Best Young Musician of the Year.

Tickets for this incredible musical evening are available online on the Festival's official website,, on sale spots at Festival palace (Od Sigurate 1), Multimedia centre Visia, Cultural-informative centre in Luža and at the box office one hour before the show.