The 75th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be held in various site-specific locations in Dubrovnik from 10 July to 25 August. During the 47 festival days, over 60 theatre, dance, folklore and other programmes will be presented to domestic and foreign audiences.
The traditional concert led by the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Tomislav Fačini, and joined by the Croatian Radio and Television Choir and the best Croatian opera artists of the younger generation, soprano Darija Auguštan, countertenor Franko Klisović, tenor Roko Radovan and baritone Leon Košavić, closed the 74th Dubrovnik Summer Festival last night, 25 August in front of the Cathedral. With the sounds Igor Kuljerić’s Canzoniere and the verses of Dubrovnik's Renaissance and Baroque poets, Dubrovnik actors and musicians put away the Libertas flag until next summer.
The winners of the Orlando Award for the best achievements in the theatre and music programme of the 74th Dubrovnik Summer Festival and of the Grand Prix were announced today, 25 August at the award ceremony in the Sponza Palace atrium.
The harmony of Kajana Pačko's cello and Danijel Detoni's piano at the last Festival concert in the Rector’s Palace
Versatile and passionate Croatian musicians, cellist Kajana Pačko and pianist Danijel Detoni last night, 23 August, created an idyllic atmosphere in the Rector's Palace atrium with their perfectly harmonious playing, which the audience rewarded with abundant applause.
The joint session of the Council of the Orlando Award and the Jury of the Orlando Award was held this morning, 24 August in the Festival Palace.
Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra accompanied by the Croatian Radio and Television Choir and soloists, soprano Daria Auguštan, countertenor Franko Klisović, tenor Roko Radovan and baritone Leon Košavić, conducted by maestro Tomislav Fačini will traditionally close the 74th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Friday, 25August at 10 p.m. with a grand concert in front of the Cathedral.
The youngest festival audience enjoyed the cheerful musical-theatre treat I Want to Sing a Song: Pocoloca Orchestra, performed by Poco Loco Theatre yesterday, 22 August at the Slavica open-air cinema.
Cellist Kajana Pačko and pianist Daniel Detoni will be holding the last Rector’s Palace concert of the Festival season tomorrow, 23 August at 9.30 p.m., with a programme consisting of compositions by Dubravko Detoni, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, and Dora Pejačević. The musicians have decided to dedicate the concert to the recently departed musician, cellist, pedagogue, and former Dubrovnik Summer Festival music director Valter Dešpalj.
A big concert was held last night, 21 August by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra with soprano Josipa Bilić, under the baton of maestro Valentin Egel, in front of the Cathedral, and the brilliant musicians earned the applause of the audience for their musical performance that defied the strong wind.
The play, which bears the title of the iconic Miljenko Smoje workVelo Misto, directed by Marina Pejnović and performed by the Zagreb City Theatre Komedija, is guesting at the Festival from 22 to 24 August. All performances on the Revelin Fort terrace start at 9 p.m., and tickets are sold out. The sponsor of these performances at the 74th Dubrovnik Festival is the Dubrovnik Airport.