The 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, taking place from the 10th of July to the 25th of August, will open tonight with the raising of the Libertas flag on Orlando’s Column. During 47 festival days, more than 2,000 artists from all over the world will take part in more than 130 theatrical, musical, operatic, ballet and folklore events in around twenty Dubrovnik site-specific venues.
The opening ceremony will bring together Folklore Ensemble Linđo, Triko Circus Theater and Pro Musica Academic C and many others who will perform in front of dignitaries and VIP guests. Tickets may be available to purchase at the venue in frn of St. Blaise’s Church if you want to guarantee a good view. A spectacular firework display will follow the opening ceremony so for those who don’t make it to the Old Town be sure to head to either Park Orsula or Srd hill for the best views of the pyrotechnics.
This year’s theatre programme includes three premieres, two repeat plays, one remake play and five guest performances.
Celebrating Croatia’s joining the European Union, the Festival will open on the 11th of July with the Music Without Frontiers Foundation from London, the Agevent from Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte in the Art School Park, directed by Sally Burgess and performed by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Gilmour.
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