The second premiere title of this Festival season is the Little Prince which had its first performance last night, 8 August, in the Rector’s Palace atrium, supported by the Caboga Stiftung foundation and Tekstilpromet. The musical theatre play based on the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novella The Little Prince is directed by Hrvoje Korbar while Ivan Josip Skender did the musical score.
The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra with Ivo Lipanović and violinist Katarina Kutnar in the Rector's Palace
In their second concert of this Festival season, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will be performing with the violinist Katarina Kutnar, under the baton of maestro Ivo Lipanović on Monday, 12 August, at 9.30pm in the Rector's Palace atrium. On the evening's programme are Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major or ‘Eroica’ by Ludwig van Beethoven. Furthermore, music-lovers will surely be delighted by the first-ever performance of the Ciklus.mp3 composition by the Dubrovnik pianist and composer Ivan Violić.
A large crowd gathered in the former Radeljević oil factory last night, 7 August, at the formal opening of the Encounter at the Depot III exhibition by the Dubrovnik artist Dubravka Lošić.
The classical music sensations pianist Yuja Wang and clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer gave a concert to remember last night, 6 August, in the Rector's Palace atrium, wowing the festival crowd with their phenomenal performance and charisma.
The legendary Mariinsky Theatre, one of the most exalted and well-known ballets in the world, have performed last night, 4 August, for the first time ever on the Dubrovnik Summer Festival – in the summer of its grand anniversary no less – awing the sizeable crowd of ballet-lovers from all over the region gathered in the Gradac park which had, for two days, been transformed into a ballet stage for the Four Seasons, a ballet choreographed by Ilya Zhivoi and based on the Max Richter recomposition of the eponymous Vivaldi piece.
The musical-theatre play based on the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novella The Little Prince is the second premiere title at the anniversary 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival. As it was announced today after the children’s workshop “How Plays Are Made” by the cast and crew – led by director Hrvoje Korbar and composer Ivan Josip Skender, The Little Prince will be performed on 8, 9 and 10 August at 8.30pm in the Rector’s Palace atrium, supported by the Caboga Stiftung foundation and Tekstilpromet.
Art programme of the anniversary 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival continues with the Encounter at the Depot III exhibiton by the Dubrovnik artist Dubravka Lošić which will be formally opened in the former Radeljević oil factory on Wednesday, 7 August at 9pm.
The Zagreb Quartet and guitarist Ana Vidović had their first performance together last night, 2 August, in the Rector’s Palace atrium, dazzling the Festival audiences with their virtuoso renditions of the evening's impressive classical programme which consisted of Beethoven’s String Quartet in D major, Vivaldi's Concerto for guitar and strings in D major and C major as arranged by Karl Scheit for guitar and string quartet, Ruždjak’s Classical Garden and Ravel's String Quartet in F major.
The 2017 Musical America’s Artist of the Year Yuja Wang and the lauded clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer will perform in the Rector’s palace atrium on Tuesday, 6 August at 9.30pm and show off their virtuosity on musical pieces by Weber, Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Chopin and Horovitz.
The Linđo Folklore Ensemble performances at the Festival have always been well received, with thunderous applause and ovations from the audience – as was the case in their memorable performance with KUD Jedinstvo in July. Linđo will be giving three performances at the 70th Festival, the first of which is on Saturday, 3 August and the following on 7 August and 13 August, all starting at 9.30pm on the Revelin fort terrace.