Dubrovnik Summer Festival (2019 Programme)

Dubrovnik Summer Festival is recognised as the main summer event in Dubrovnik, and as one of Europe’s five most distinguished cultural festivals.

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

The annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival is held at various open-air locations in and around Old Town Dubrovnik, featuring performances of music, theatre and dance and other cultural events.

The programme of the 70 Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which traditionally takes place from 10 July to 25 August in around twenty site specific venues of Dubrovnik. The first premiere title of the Festival in its anniversary year will be one of the most famous tragedies of the great William Shakespeare, Hamlet, directed by Paolo Magelli.

The music programme of the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival features well known names and exiting programmes, opening on open-air festival stage in front of St Blaise's Church on 11 July 2019 with the big gala concert of the Lower Saxon State Orchestra from Hanover and the Ivan Goran Kovačić Academic Choir with distinguished soloists – soprano Evelin Novak, mezzo-soprano Khatuna Mikaberidze, tenor Tomislav Mužek and bass-baritone Tobias Schabel, under the baton of maestro Ivan Repušić.

Tickets for almost sixty theatrical, musical, ballet and other events at the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival are sold online exclusively via www.dubrovnik-festival.hr and www.ulaznice.hr or at the Festival Box Office at the address: Od Sigurate 1 (Old Town Dubrovnik). The box office is open on a daily basis from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm from 1 July.

Programme | 70. Dubrovnik Summer Festival

FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY

  • 10. JULY / WEDNESDAY / 21:00

    In front of St. Blaise Church

GALA CONCERT Music

  • 11. JULY / THURSDAY / 21:30

    HANNOVER'S STATE OPERA ORCHESTRA

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

    In front of St. Blaise Church

KREŠIMIR STRAŽANAC, BASS-BARITONE | DANIJEL DETONI, PIANO Performances

  • 12. JULY / FRIDAY / 21:30

    Franz Schubert: Die Winterreise D 911

    Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa

ROSAS | A LOVE SUPREME Music / Performances

  • 13. JULY / SATURDAY / 21:30

    A Love Supreme

    Salva Sanchis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

    Danced by
    José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El Had/ Robin Haghi (afwisselend/en alternance/alternating), Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom

    Revelin Fort Terrace

ZAGREB SOLOISTS | MARTINA FILJAK, PIANO Music / Performances

  • 14. JULY / SUNDAY / 21:30

    Programme:

    Boris Papandopulo: Pintarichiana

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture for strings and piano

    Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)

    Rector's Palace Atrium

R. MARINKOVIĆ: UNDER THE BALCONIES Performances

Festival Drama Ensemble

Vedrana Klepica / Dario Harjaček after Ranko Marinković's short stories

  • 16. JULY / TUESDAY / 21:30

    University of Dubrovnik Campus Park

  • 17. JULY / WEDNESDAY / 21:30

    University of Dubrovnik Campus Park

  • 18. JULY / THURSDAY / 21:30

    University of Dubrovnik Campus Park

MUSIC OF DUBROVNIK SUMMER VILLAS Performances / Music

  • 18. JULY / THURSDAY / 21:30

    Seven symphonies and chamber music of Luka Sorkočević

    Luka Sorkočević was born in Dubrovnik. His most interesting works are the eight symphonies, the violin sonata and the overture trio for the flute, belonging to the transitional period between Baroque and Classicism.

    Rector's Palace Atrium

DUBROVNIK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | FRANZ ANTON KRAGER, CONDUCTOR | HÅKAN HARDENBERGER, TRUMPET Performances / Music

  • 20. JULY / SATURDAY / 21:30

    Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra

    Aaron Copland: Music for the Movies, Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E Major, Zoltán Kodály: Summer Evening, Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, The Lone Star Pageant, arr. Robert Nelson

    Rector's Palace Atrium

CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE OF ZAGREB: ONE SONG A DAY TAKES MISCHIEF AWAY Performances

Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb

Vjekoslav Majer - Krešo Golik - Rene Medvešek:

ONE SONG A DAY TAKES MISCHIEF AWAY

Director: Rene Medvešek

  • 21. JULY / SUNDAY / 21:30

    Gradac Park

  • 22. JULY / MONDAY / 21:30

    Gradac Park

AVISHAI COHEN TRIO Performances / Music

  • 23. JULY / TUESDAY / 21:30

    Over the last two decades International acclaimed bassist, singer, composer and leader Avishai Cohen, has earned his reputation as one of the world's greatest bassists.

    Avishai Cohen – bass, vocals, Elchin Shirinov - piano, Noam David – drums

    Revelin Fort Terrace

70TH FESTIVAL | LINĐO FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE Dance

  • 24. JULY / WEDNESDAY / 21:30

    Revelin Fort Terrace

  • 03. AUGUST / SATURDAY / 21:30

    Revelin Fort Terrace

  • 07. AUGUST / WEDNESDAY / 21:30

    Revelin Fort Terrace

  • 13. AUGUST / TUESDAY / 21:30

    Revelin Fort Terrace

CROATIAN RADIO AND TELEVISION CHOIR Performances / Music

  • 25. JULY / THURSDAY / 21:30

    Rector's Palace Atrium

W. SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET Theatre

Festival Drama Ensemble

William Shakespeare: HAMLET

Director: Paolo Magelli

  • 27. JULY / SATURDAY / 21:30

    Lovrjenac Fort

  • 28. JULY / SUNDAY / 21:30

    Lovrjenac Fort

  • 29. JULY / MONDAY / 21:30

    Lovrjenac Fort

  • 30. JULY / TUESDAY / 21:30

    Lovrjenac Fort

  • 31. JULY / WEDNESDAY / 21:30

    Lovrjenac Fort

ESPERANZA ENSEMBLE Performances / Music

  • 30. JULY / TUESDAY / 21:30

    The ensemble is led by its concert master, Chouchane Siranossian and its repertoire covers everything from Baroque to contemporary music.

    Rector's Palace Atrium

IL VOLO Performances / Music

  • 01. AUGUST / THURSDAY / 21:30

    IL VOLO is the Italian trio acclaimed by international audiences and millions of discs sold.

    In front of Cathedral

ZAGREB QUARTET | ANA VIDOVIĆ, GUITAR Performances / Music

  • 02. AUGUST / FRIDAY / 21:30

    Zagreb Quartet

    Ana Vidović, guitar

    Rector's Palace Atrium

MARIINSKY THEATRE: THE FOUR SEASONS Theatre

Ballet in two acts

Choreographer: Ilija Živoj

Music by: Max Richter based on Vivaldi

  • 04. AUGUST / SUNDAY / 21:30

    Gradac Park

  • 05. AUGUST / MONDAY / 21:30

    Gradac Park

YUJA WANG, PIANO | ANDREAS OTTENSAMER, CLARINET Performances / Music

  • 06. AUGUST / TUESDAY / 21:30

    Yuja Wang, piano

    Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet

    Rector's Palace Atrium

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY: THE LITTLE PRINCE Performances / Music

Composer and Conductor: Ivan Josip Skender

Director: Hrvoje Korbar

The Little Prince is a literary work which has acquired a mythical status and on which dozens of film, theatrical and musical adaptations were based. Performed by an ensemble of ten instrumentalists from Dubrovnik

  • 08. AUGUST / THURSDAY / 20:30

    Rector's Palace Atrium

  • 09. AUGUST / FRIDAY / 20:30

    Rector's Palace Atrium

  • 10. AUGUST / SATURDAY / 20:30

    Rector's Palace Atrium

DUBROVNIK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | IVO LIPANOVIĆ, CONDUCTOR | KATARINA KUTNAR, VIOLIN Performances / Music

  • 12. AUGUST / MONDAY / 21:30

    Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra

    Ivo Lipanović, Conductor

    Katarina Kutnar, violin

    Rector's Palace Atrium

CROATIAN BAROQUE ENSEMBLE | HERVÉ NIQUET Performances / Music

  • 14. AUGUST / WEDNESDAY / 21:30

    Program:

    Handel: Concerto grosso in d minor op.3/5

    Handel: Concerto for organ and orch. in g minor in D major TWV 53:D5

    Handel: Concerto for organ and orch. in F major op.4/4

    Telemann: Suite Watermusic " Hamburger Ebb und Fluth" in C major TWV 55:C3

    Rector's Palace Atrium

DUŠAN KOVAČEVIĆ: BALKAN SPY Theatre

  • 16. AUGUST / FRIDAY / 21:30

    National Theatre in Belgrade:

    Dušan Kovačević: BALKAN SPY

    Gradac Park

IVO POGORELIĆ, PIANO Performances / Music

  • 18. AUGUST / SUNDAY / 21:30

    Program:

    J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV808

    Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat major, op.22

    Chopin: Barcarolle op.60

    Chopin: Prelude in C sharp minor, op.45

    Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

    Rector's Palace Atrium

IVO VOJNOVIĆ: GERANIUM Premiere / Theatre

Festival Drama Ensemble

Director: Marina Pejnović

  • 20. AUGUST / TUESDAY / 21:30

    Art School Park

  • 21. AUGUST / WEDNESDAY / 21:30

    Art School Park

  • 22. AUGUST / THURSDAY / 21:30

    Art School Park

  • 23. AUGUST / FRIDAY / 21:30

    Art School Park

  • 24. AUGUST / SATURDAY / 21:30

    Art School Park

LUKA ŠULIĆ, CELLO | ALJOŠA JURINIĆ, PIANO Performances / Music

  • 22. AUGUST / THURSDAY / 21:30

    Program:

    Robert Schumann: Adagio & Allegro

    Johannes Brahms: Sonata E mol

    Samuel Barber: Cello sonata

    Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango

    Rector's Palace Atrium

CLOSING CONCERT | CROATIAN RADIO AND TELEVISION SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | ENRICO DINDO, CONDUCTOR | SIMONE RUBINO, PERCUSSION Performances / Music

  • 25. AUGUST / SUNDAY / 22:00

    CLOSING CONCERT

    Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra

    Enrico Dindo, Conductor

    Simone Rubino, percussion

    In front of St. Blaise's Church


Contact

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