Nnenna Freelon, one of the greatest contemporary jazz singers and owner of six GRAMMY award nominations, will perform under sponsorship of Siemens on the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Sunday, 24th August at 9.30 p.m. on the Fort Revelin terrace, which will also be her debut performance in Croatia.
The Dubrovnik Symphonic Orchestra, led by the Italian conductor maestro Nicola Giuliani, will perform with fagottist Matija Novaković and pianist Diana Brekalo on Saturday, 23d August, at 9.30 p.m. in the Rector’s Palace Atrium, playing the works of Gian Francesco Malipieri, Milko Kelemen and Alfred Caselle.
As part of the program of the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, there will be a performance of one of the world’s best hornists and winner of the Orlando Prize, Radovan Vlatković, along with the Mozarteum Quartet from Salzburg and baritone Krešimir Stražanac with the program „Classicism, Romanticism & Lyricism“ on Friday, 22nd August at 9.30 p.m. in the Rector’s palace atrium. The
In co-production with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Ljubljana Festival and the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, the premiere of the Neo-Baroque ballet “Dangerous Liaisons” was performed as part of the Vip program of the Festival, choreographed and directed by Valentina Turcu and Leo Mujić, last night, 20th of August, on the Bošković square, followed by ovations of the audience and applause one does not hear often.
In light of the 65th anniversary of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the exhibition „Portraits from the Festival“ by artist Ivo Grbić will display 134 portraits from the Festival made between 1997 and 2003 in the author's, as he himself calls it, most fruitful period. And yet, this is only the chosen part of a couple of hundred other portraits which didn't get to be part of this exhibition. A video presentation will display these other portraits with comments by the author himself. The author of the catalogue's foreword, Ivan Viđen, will speak about the exhibition, while Ivica Prlender, former director of the Festival, and Tomo Vlahutin will talk about the artist and his connection with the Festival from the very beginning. The women's choir Amorette, Sebastijan Vukosavić, the Folklore Ensemble Linđo and Nila Miličić Vukosavić will take part in the exhibition's opening ceremony.
The tale “Bez odraza” (“Without Reflection”) from the collection “Mrtvima ništa ne treba” (“The Dead Need Nothing”), in the scene adaptation by director Vinko Brešan, was performed last night, 19th August, in the atrium of the Sponza palace, thereby closing the off-programme “Writers at the Festival” with the subtitle “Sand as far as the eye can see”, realized for the second year in a row by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in cooperation with the Croatian Writers Association.
In co-production of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Ljubljana Festival and the Slovenian National Theater Maribor, the premiere and first ever performance of the Neo-baroque ballet “Dangerous Liaisons” will take place as part of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s Vip programme on Wednesday, 20th August on Bošković Square, as announced yesterday, 18th August on a press conference held in the occasion, by the Festival’s Art Director Krešimir Dolenčić, Director of the SNT Maribor Danilo Rošker, Director of SNG Maribor’s Ballet Department Edward Clug, the Director of the Festival’s Music programme Mladen Tarbuk, along with the ballet’s directors and choreographers Valentina Turcu and Leo Mujić.
A guest performance of the Ulysses Theater from Brijuni, which will present their longest-running and praised play "King Lear", under the direction of Lenka Udovički, with Rade Šerbedžija in the leading role, will take place in Dubrovnik, on Friday, 29th August, and Saturday, 30th August. The play is sponsored by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.
As part of the programme “Writers at the Festival” sub-headed “Sand as far as the eye can see”, accomplished by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in collaboration with the Croatian Writers Association, a scene adaptation of Ivo Brešan’s tale “Without Reflection” selected from his collection of short stories “The Dead Need Nothing”, directed by Vinko Brešan, will take place on Tuesday, 19th August at 9.30 p.m. in the Sponza Palace Atrium.
The penultimate performance of the Linđo Folklore Ensemble at this year’s Dubrovnik Summer Festival will take place tomorrow, 18th August at 9.30 p.m. on the Revelin Fort Terrace.