The 10th edition of the International Opera Festival "Tino Pattiera" was presented at the press conference today that was held at the atrium of the Sponza Palace. This is the fourth time that the festival is organized by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (DSO).
- Dubrovnik should be proud of this festival that started somehow "shy" and became what it is now. There is also our music director Noam Zur who brings very high quality singers that perform on the world's leading stages. We give them full support in the organizational sense, rehearsals have begun and the Orchestra will be ready - announced the Director of Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Damir Milat.
Jelka Tepsic, Deputy Mayor of Dubrovnik, said that the festival is another ‘cultural pearl’ of Dubrovnik.
- This is a project that is important to the City of Dubrovnik and it lasts for a whole decade. That confirms the quality and I want to use this opportunity to praise DSO – said Tepsic while announcing a ‘culture calendar’ project that should ensure a better co-operation between cultural institutions and organizers of cultural events in Dubrovnik.
Director of the Tourist Board of Dubrovnik, Romana Vlasic, emphasized the importance of the festival, given that culture and heritage are a big part of Dubrovnik tourism. Armenian soprano and participant of the last and this year's festival, Liana Aleksanyan, expressed gratitude for being invited to participate in the festival. Music Director and conductor from Israel Noam Zur thanked for the support and stated that each concert has a special title for better organization.
The festival, which is named after and organized in memory of the world-famous Cavtat singer and tenor, will be held from 30 June to 4 July. The audience will have the opportunity to hear four operas aria concerts: Chansons d'amour, Seriously Romantic, Opera Buffalo and Guardi le stelle. Alongside Aleksanyan, performances will be performed by mezzo-soprano Ursula Hesse von den Steinen from Germany, tenor Xavier Moreno from Spain, bass Taras Konoschenko from Ukraine and Dubrovnik pianist Stefani Grbic.