Dubrovnik, 9th July 2015 – Opening Ceremony Dress Rehearsal for the 66th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be held tonight, July 9th at midnight, in front of St. Blaise's Church - the night before the official opening.
The 66th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, taking place from 10 July to 25 August, will open on 10 July with raising the Libertas flag on Orlando's Column. During 47 festival days, more than 2000 artists from all over the world will take part in more than 70 theatrical, musical, operatic, ballet and folklore events in around twenty Dubrovnik site-specific venues, before an audience of 60.000 local and foreign visitors, according to the announcement from the Press Conference held at the Argentina Hotel. The participants included Andro Vlahušić, Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mladen Tarbuk, Artistic Director; Mani Gotovac, Theatre Programme Director; and Martina Rizman Matić, Corporative Communications Manager of the Vipnet, General Sponsor of the Festival.
This year's visual identity of Dubrovnik Summer Festival represents continuation of the parallelism between the architecture and anatomy, which is strongly dramatized by "walls of stone, heart of art” slogan but this year with water as a dominant theme. Authors of the concept and design are Maro Pitarević and Gabrijela Farčić.
The Croatian exhibition entitled Intangible, featuring as many as two projects from the Theatre Programme of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival has been awarded Gold Medal PQ 2015 for Use of Space for Performance at this year's Prague Quadrennial, the prestigious European event in the field of set design and related disciplines.
The young Croatian / American jazz singer Thana Alexa will perform with her band at the 66th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on 29 July at Orsula. The project is the first collaboration between the Dubrovnik summer Festival and Orsula Park. Tickets are 150 Kuna and can be purchased online.
Tickets for the 66th Dubrovnik Summer Festival are available for purchase online on the Dubrovnik Summer Festival site and at Box Offices.
The Preliminary Programme of the 66th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which traditionally takes place from 10 July to 25 August, has been presented by Mladen Tarbuk, Artistic Director, and his assistants for theatre and music programmes, Mani Gotovac and Mladen Janjanin, on Monday, 2 February, at the Festival Palace, within the Festival of St Blaise and the City of Dubrovnik Day. During the press conference, Nikola Pavlović, the Croatian Government's Commissioner for the City of Dubrovnik, and Davorko Obuljen, on behalf of the Prefect of the Dubrovnik-NeretvaCounty, expressed their support to the Festival.