A magnificent Festival finale with opera stars and Croatian Radio and Television symphonists conducted by maestro Repušić
The 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival was closed last night, 25 August with a magnificent Opera Gala in front of the Cathedral on which outstanding opera stars, soprano Adela Zaharia and tenor Filip Filipović performed with the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Ivan Repušić, after which actors and musicians put away the Libertas flag in a short ceremony set to Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D major until the next festival summer.
Orlando Awards for best artistic achievements at the 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival formally presented to artists
The winners of the Orlando Award for the best achievements in the drama and music programmes at the 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, as well as the winner of the Grand Prix Orlando, were announced today, 25 August at a formal award ceremony held in the Sponza Palace Atrium.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has successfully brought another season to its end, holding a total of 74 drama, music, ballet, folklore, film, art and children's programmes during 47 days, from 10 July to 25 August at 17 site-specific locations in the city of Dubrovnik, as was concluded at the press conference on the occasion of the closing of the Festival held in the Sponza Palace Atrium today, and in which the Festival leadership, POA Paulina Njirić and Artistic Director Dora Ruždjak Podolski, took part in, as well as the Minister of Culture and Media, Ph.D. Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and Dubrovnik-neretva County Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić. There, the final concert held by the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra with soprano Adela Zaharia and young tenor Filip Filipović under the direction of maestro Ivan Repušić was announced, taking place tonight, 25 August at 10 p.m. in front of the Cathedral, and with which traditionally the 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival Festival will be closed.
The joint sitting of the Orlando Award Council and the Orlando Award Jury was held this morning, 24 August at the Festival Palace. We will find out who the laureates of the 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival are and who won the Grand Prix for exceptional artistic contribution through several festival seasons tomorrow, 25 August at 10 am.
The 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival will traditionally close with a concert that the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Ivan Repušić will hold tomorrow, 25 August at 10 p.m. in front of the Cathedral, joined by the opera star, soprano Adela Zaharia and the young tenor Filip Filipović.
The theatre adaptation of the world-famous novel My Brilliant Friend by the contemporary Italian writer Elena Ferrante, directed by Marina Pejnović and based on the text by Nina Pavlović and Filip Jurjević, will be put on Tuesday and Wednesday, 23 and 24 August at 9.30 p.m. in Gradac Park. Both performances are sold out.
The unique music programme Dubrovnik on a Rock of Music, supported by the Caboga Stiftung foundation, gathered outstanding Dubrovnik musicians with soloists Đive Franetović Kušelj on the flute and mezzo-soprano Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, all under the baton of Tomislav Fačini, last night, 22 August at the last festival concert of the season in the Rector’s Palace Atrium, deservedly received with delighted shouts of “Bravi!”
Dubrovnik musicians gathered under by the unique music programme Dubrovnik on a Rock of Music, with soloists Đive Franetović Kušelj on the flute and mezzo-soprano Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, all under the baton of Tomislav Fačini, will be performing tonight, 22 August at 9.30 p.m. in the Rector’s Palace Atrium, works by Ravel, Hindemith, Osghian and De Falla.
The Croatian Radiotelevision documentary Time of Aretej was premiered last night, 20 August at the Jadran Open-air Cinema. The film was created on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of the play Aretej at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, and along with the editor, screenwriter and director Lada Džidić Barić, the Festival’s Artistic Director Dora Ruždjak Podolski addressed the gathered audience with a few words on the film and on Aretej.
The Linđo Folklore Ensemble held a performance last night, 19 August in Gradac Park, their second at the 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, to the delight of a large audience of both keen locals and curious foreigners.