CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT FOR LOCALS & TOURISTS
TRADITIONAL IDEAS & MODERN VALUES
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival one of the longest-running European festivals and one of the most prestigious cultural events in Croatia. It will be held this year from 10 July to 25 August for the 73rd time, starting of with a big opening ceremony held in front of St. Blaise church, followed by massive ﬁreworks over the old town.
During 47 days of summer, the locals and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a carefully selected program comprising the Festival’s own productions and top guest performances featuring some of the best Croatian and international artists. The core of culture consists of traditional ideas based on historical principles, combined with modern values. The festival’s rich and diverse program is prepared for months in advance and is aimed at domestic and foreign audiences of all ages, aware of its long tradition of top-quality artmaking and responsibility to maintain it – says the Festival Artistic Director, Dora Ruždjak Podolski.
HIGH LEVEL PERFORMANCES
The festival includes drama programs comprised of the Festival’s own theatre productions. As part of the ongoing collaboration with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb will perform „My Brilliant Friend“ in Gradac Park, based on Elena Ferrante’s novel, an enthralling portrait of Italian society over several decades which ranks among the best contemporary novels. An essential part of the Festival’s dance program, the Linđo Folklore Ensemble will traditionally present Croatia’s rich folk music and dance tradition.
This summer, the 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival music program includes high level performances of national and international artists accompanied by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. The festivities will traditionally close on 25 August with the concert of the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Repušić, with the world-renowned young American soprano Nadine Sierra that each year attracts thousands of people to the old town.
The summer festival is one of the highlights during the Croatian summer season and its numerous concerts, theatre plays and events are deﬁnitely worth visiting during your perfect summer in Dubrovnik.