The Dubrovnik Summer Festival 2018
The 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the most important date on the cultural calendar of the city. From the 10th of July to the 25th of August the cobbled streets, squares and facades of this historic city form the stages for drama, music and art. The city lives for the Festival and the Festival comes alive with the city.
The 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival Theatre Programme features Miroslav Krleža's Michelangelo Buonarroti; a selection of prose works by Ranko Marinković entitled Under the Balconies; the play Countdown – at a Wedding with Držić and Nalješković; The Dubrovnik premiere of the play Correcting Rhythm; and hit play Marin Držić’s Victory over the Enemies. Ballet art and dance programme highlights one of last year's most intriguing projects, Death and the Dervish; a piece for four dancers A Love Supreme; and the ballet show Macbeth.
The music programme will open with the appearance of one of the world's greatest cellists Mischa Maisky and the Zagreb Philharmonic conducted by Pier Carlo Orizio, in front of St Blaise's Church, on July 11. Alongside the Festival's official theatre, music and ballet programmes, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy rich Croatian dance, music and folk heritage presented by the Linđo Folklore Ensemble of Dubrovnik, and Croatia's most prestigious Lado Ensemble. The Film Programme will consist of Croatian award-winning films and a selection of international films shown at the Pula Film Festival, while the Sponza Palace Atrium will play host to numerous exhibitions.
From the elegance of the Revelin Fort Terrace and Sponza Palace Atrium, the atmospheric surroundings of the island of Lokrum, the iconic Stradun, all of Dubrovnik is a stage, let the Festival begins.