International opera festival ‘Tino Pattiera’ brought the magic of love last night in Dubrovnik with the opening concert, named ‘Chansons d’amour’ in front of the Rector’s Palace. It was an amazing evening accompanied with beautiful starry night and amazing music.

The second concert ‘Guardi le stelle’ was reserved for the sponsor, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens and its sponsors – but (!) on July 2nd a recital named ‘Seriously romantic’ which will be performed at the Rector’s Palace by mezzosoprano Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, bass Taras Konoshchenko and pianist Stefani Grbić.

The program contains works from the Romantic period: Brahms’s Four Serious Songs (Vier ernste Gesänge, op. 121), Brahms’ Three Lieders, and Mahler’s Lieder from ‘Des Knaben Wunderhorn’ (The Youth’s Magic Horn’).

The final concert of the festival, ‘Opera buffa’ will also take place in the Rector’s Palace atrium. Opera buffa is an Italian term meaning „comic opera“ that appeared in 18th century. The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra conducted by Noam Zur and the four soloists operas arias ‘Caro elisir’, ‘Dulcamara, voglio dire’ and ‘Udite, udite’ from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, “Il capro e la capretta” and ‘La vendetta’ from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, ‘Ich lade gern mir Gäaste ein’ from Strauss’s Die Dledermaus, ‘Danza delle ore’ from Ponchielli’s La Gioconda and many other opera arias from famous composer’s operas.

Here, you can check why is this festival called ‘Tino Pattiera’ and how to purchase tickets 😉

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