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Posted: 22.08.2021

Spectacular opera gala for Festival finale

International opera stars, coloratura soprano Diana Damrau and bass Nicolas Testé will be sharing the stage with the young tenor Roko Radovan and the Croatian Radio and Television Orchestra, an indispensable part of the final Festival concert, this time under the baton of the beloved maestro Ivan Repušić in an opera gala on Wednesday, 25 August at 10 p.m. in front of the Cathedral. After the concert a short closing ceremony will be held, formally closing the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

Posted: 21.08.2021

Petrit Çeku’s guitar recital with a repertoire tailor-made for Rector’s Palace

The guitar virtuoso and festival favourite Petrit Çeku returns to the 72nd Festival, after holding a guitar masterclass earlier in July, with a guitar recital set for Monday, 23 August at 9.30 p.m. in the Rector’s Palace atrium. On the evening programme chosen just for the Rector’s Palace are pieces by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven in the first half with Listeš, Barrios and Villa-Lobos in the second half of the recital.

Posted: 21.08.2021

A big round of applause for “Lion House” at last night’s premiere under Minčeta

The second drama premiere at the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the play Lion House, based on an eponymous Ivan Salečić novel which sees Dubrovnik as a place where burdened history and burlesque transition clash. Aadapted for stage by Marijana Fumić and directed by Aida Bukvić with performances by the always brilliant Festival Drama Ensemble, Lion House premiered last night, 20 August on the playground under Minčeta Fort.

Posted: 20.08.2021

A strong and compelling performance of Bach and Messiaen

The Harlequin Art Collective chamber ensemble consisting of flutist Dani Bošnjak, trombone player Alan Bošnjak, vibraphonist Šimun Matišić, accordion player Stjepan Vuger and soprano Marta Schwaiger performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s collection of canons, fugues and other pieces based on a single musical theme titled Musikalisches Opfer or The Musical Offering and the song cycle Poèmes pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen last night, 19 August at the Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa in a concert sponsored by the Caboga Stiftung foundation.

Posted: 19.08.2021

Dubrovnik Symphonists and Goran Filipec under the baton of Eduardo Strausser impressed the large festival crowd in front of the Cathedral

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the Brazilian maestro Eduardo Strausser and the piano virtuoso Goran Filipec held a magnificent concert, sponsored by Kraš, last evening 18 August and with a brilliant performance of pieces by Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann impressed the large festival audience gathered in front of the Cathedral.

Posted: 19.08.2021

On Sunday another Linđo festival performance in front of the Cathedral

To the delight of the audience, the Linđo Folklore Ensemble will be performing once again at the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, on Sunday 22 August at 9 p.m. in front of the Cathedral.

Posted: 17.08.2021

Messiaen’s Poems for Mi by Harlequin Art Collective at Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa

The unique ensemble with a new and unusual sound, the Harlequin Art Collective is composed of flutist Dani Bošnjak, trombone player Alan Bošnjak, vibraphonist Šimun Matišić, accordion player Stjepan Vuger and soprano Marta Schwaiger. Supported by the Caboga Stiftung foundation, the five virtuosos will be performing Poèmes pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen on Thursday, 19 August at 9.30pm in the Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa.

Posted: 16.08.2021

“Lion House” premieres this Friday on the playground below Minčeta Fort

The premiere of the Ivan Salečić play Lion House as adapted by Marijana Fumić, directed by Aida Bukvić and performed by the Festival Drama Ensemble, is on the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival programme on Friday, 20 August on the playground below Minčeta Fort. On that occasion a press conference was held in the Festival palace with speakers being the author Ivan Salečić, director Aida Bukvić, dramaturge Marijana Fumić, the Festival’s Creative Director Dora Ruždjak Podolski and Josipa Vodenac, Director of the OTP Bank Business Center Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia – the play’s sponsor.

Posted: 15.08.2021

Fun and educational musical workshop delights children in the Rector’s Palace

The popular young American pianist and electronic music composer Evan Shinners held an interactive workshop Musical Play for Children with Igor Jurinić as the narrator last night, Saturday 14 August in the Rector’s Palace atrium. The programme which is supported by the Caboga Stiftung foundation will be on the 72nd Festival schedule for tonight only, in two time slots, at 19.30pm for children ages 4 to 7 and at 9pm for children from 7 to 12 years old. Attendance is free with tickets collected prior to the event at the box office on location.

Posted: 14.08.2021

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and Goran Filipec under the baton of maestro Eduardo Strausser in front of the Cathedral

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will be performing under the baton of Brazilian conductor Eduardo Strausser and pianist Goran Filipec on Wednesday, 18 August in front of the Cathedral at 9.30pm. The concert, sponsored by Kraš, will feature works of Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann.

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