The Dubrovnik Summer Festival Council held a formal sitting in the Festival palace ahead of the Grand Opening Ceremony of the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival on 10 July. Led by Croatian Minister for Culture and Media dr. sc. Nina Obuljen Koržinek, in attendance were the city of Dubrovnik Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepšić and Deputy County Prefect Joško Cebalo, Council member Sanja Putica, as well as Festival leadership Executive Director Ivana Medo Bogdanović and Artistic Director Dora Ruždjak Podolski, with Assistant Artistic Directors for drama and music, Saša Božić and Tomislav Fačini respectively.
Group exhibition “Fortune Teller” opens on Sunday 11 July at 9pm in the Sponza Palace atrium. Alongside pieces by artist and the exhibition’s curator Selma Hafizović, on display will also be works by Jagoda Buić, Iva Laterza, Dubravka Lošić, Rebecca Ribichini and Tanya Small.
With the traditional grand ceremony and raising of the Libertas flag to the verses of the Hymn to Liberty the 72nd annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival will open on Saturday, 10 July at 9pm in front of the St. Blaise’s Church. During the 47 days of the Festival, audiences will be able to enjoy almost 70 drama, music, dance and other performances on some 15 stages and site-specific locations in and around Dubrovnik.
Artistic director Dora Ruždjak Podolski's message to the festival audience before opening of the 72 Dubrovnik Summer Festival
Box Office at the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1) is now open every day from 9 am to 9.30 pm
As of today, the tickets for over 60 theatre, music, dance and other events featured at the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival are available online via the Festival website www.dubrovnik-festival.hr and ticketing service www.ulaznice.hr, and from the Box Office at the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1) every day from 10:00 to 18:00.
Beside Oneself, a project by Nataša Rajković, Ivan Penović and the play’s cast, will be the first drama premiere of the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, with the performances scheduled for 13, 14 and 15 July at 21:30 at Lazareti. The rehearsals are currently underway in Zagreb and the play is produced within the Port of Dreamers project co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe programme, with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival as the leading partner.
Richard Bona to appear with Alfredo Rodríguez and Croatian Radio and Television Jazz Orchestra at the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival
The Cameroonian-American jazz musician Richard Bona will appear at the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival with the Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and the Croatian Radio and Television Jazz Orchestra on Tuesday, 20 July at 9.30 pm in front of the Cathedral.
Partner meeting and official presentation of the EU project #synergy: Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans were held on 2 June at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Kotor, Montenegro. The project is co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme, with the aim of strengthening cultural cooperation and competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans, and it gathers some of the major festivals in the region.