The first drama premiere at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Michelangelo by Sebastijan Horvat and Milan Matthis Marković, based on Miroslav Krleža’s play Michelangelo Buonarroti, directed by Sebastijan Horvat and co-produced by the Festival and the Croatian National Theatre Ivan von Zajc of Rijeka, took place this Friday  in the Benedictine monastery ruins on the Island of Lokrum under the sponsorship of HEP.

Michelangelo examines the eternal, but always current matter of the relation between art and money, power and politics, which nowadays is more important than ever since it questions that declarative slogan about artistic freedom without which art becomes nothing but clerical kitsch, thus losing its power of critique and its determination.

Following the premiere, Michelangelo will be performed on Lokrum every night until 31 July.

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