Dance recital Together coproduced by the 21:21 arts organization and the Pan – Adria network and based on choreography by Petra Hrašćanec in collaboration with six young dancers will be performed at Lazareti as part of the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Sunday, 8 August at 9.30pm.
Violinists Đana Kahriman, Eva Šulić and Šimun Končić with cellist Pavle Zajcev had their first performance as a string chamber ensemble, under the name kvARTet, last night 3 August in the Rector’s Palace atrium. Their debut was triumphant, judging by the delight of the audience who enjoyed the evening’s excellent repertoire of Beethoven and Dvořák string quartets.
The Marin Držić comedy “Grižula” directed by Saša Božić and Petra Hrašćanec, wowed the large audience, gathered in the Gradac Park last night 2 August, again this Festival season as it did last summer at the 71st Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The Festival Drama Ensemble made the evening special by dedicating their performance to the recently passed doyen of Croatian theatre Miše Martinović. The hit play is on again tonight 3 August and tomorrow 4 August at 9.30pm in the Gradac Park.
Leading American tenor Lawrence Brownlee will perform choice repertoire of opera greats Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti and Liszt accompanied by Vesna Podrug Kossjanenko on piano on Friday 6 August at 9.30pm in the Rector’s Palace atrium.
Violinists Đana Kahriman, Eva Šulić and Šimun Končić with cellist Pavle Zajcev will share the stage together for the first time as kvARTet, on Tuesday 3 August at 9.30pm in the Rector’s Palace atrium, performing string quartets by van Beethoven and Dvořák.
The dance-theatre-music monodrama Lulu by choreographer and director Staša Zurovac and performed by dancer Andressa Miyazato with Alexander Balanescu on violin, inspired by eponymous theatre works of Frank Wedekind, was put on as part of the 72nd Festival programme last night Saturday 31 July, captivating the audiences on Lovrjenac. Lulu will be on again tonight, Sunday 1 August at 9.30pm also on the Lovrjenac fort.
The play “Under the Same Roof” produced as part of the “Port of Dreamers” EU project and directed by Ivana Janošev, with co-production by the Kulturanova Association and the Hungarian minority Novi Sad Theatre – Újvidéki Színház, was staged at the 72nd Festival last night 29 July at 9.30pm at Lazareti. The play is on again this evening for the last time this Festival season, and completely sold out.
Ovations at the Rector’s Palace for the DSO String Chamber Ensemble and Eva Šulić under the baton of Ivan Hut
The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (DSO) String Chamber Ensemble held a concert last night, 29 July in the Rector’s Palace atrium with the violinist Eva Šulić under the baton of maestro Ivan Hut, who had his Festival debut after becoming a DSO conductor in December last year. The Orchestra and Šulić played pieces by Dešpalj, Piazzolla and Shostakovich.
Last night, 28 July, at the Jadran open-air cinema the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, in cooperation with Pula Film Festival and Dubrovnik Cinemas, hosted the traditional free screening of the winning Croatian feature film from Pula, this year director Zrinko Ogresta’s drama “A Blue Flower”.
The 71st Festival drama success Marin Držić’s “Grižula” directed by Saša Božić and Petra Hrašćanec, performed by the Festival Drama Ensemble in collaboration with the Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb, will be put on once more this Festival season in the Gradac Park. Performances are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 3 and 4 August at 9.30pm.