The Opening ceremony of the 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival was held tonight in front of St. Blaise’s Church with many distinguished guests and people of Dubrovnik.
Mani Gotovac wrote the script and the director is Ivan Miladinov. The Festival Drama Ensemble includes Nikola Baće (Master of Ceremonies), Dragan Despot, Boris Svrtan, Doris Šarić Kukuljica, Nikša Butijer, Pjer Meničanin, Anđela Ramljak, Anja Đurinović and Olga Pakalović.
Linđo Folklore Ensemble, which is celebrating it’s 50anniversary at the Festival, was also performing tonight, as well as “Kolarin” Theatre Company, Dance studio “Lazareti”, The Ballet department of the Art school “Luka Sorkočević” and many others.
The music was performed by The Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, The Dubrovnik Brass Band, “Ivan Goran Kovačić” Academic Choir and The Dubrovnik Chamber Choir. José Cura, together with Mladen Tarbuk, conducted, and sang with tenor Cristian Suriani and soprano Ilijana Korać Teklić and Linda Ballova. The end of the Opening ceremony was marked by fireworks starting around 10 pm – and one of our readers sent us a short video made on Bosanka, above Dubrovnik.
The Opening ceremony was broadcasted live by Radio Dubrovnik and The First Channel of Croatian Radio, and also by the First Channel of Croatian National Television.