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The Carnival of the Animals to delight Dubrovnik audience once again

By  Nov 16, 2018

Free concert for the children ‘The Carnival of the Animals’, which has been a hit at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival because of the amazing interest by the audience of all generations has been repeated in September and will be held again in co-operation with the Caboga Stiftung Foundation. The concert will take place in the Bunic Kaboga Summer Villa on Sunday, November 25th at 6 pm.

Along with the Dubrovnik musicians performing this popular Saint-Saëns work, there will be a story teller: actress Srdana Simunovic.The Carnival of Animals is the most famous music piece that found its way to the hearts of children all over the world. Composer of this work, Camille Saint-Saëns, was born almost 200 years ago in Paris and is one of the artists known as the "miracle of the child". As an adult and respected composer, while spending time with his friends on vacation in Austria, he decided to play around in a zoological fantasy entitled The Carnival of Animals. Through various portions of this descriptive piece of full humor and satire, he commented on other composer's compositions, his own works, and his music critics (in a line dedicated to long-eared animals). Each of the 14 items of Animal Carnivals is devoted to one animal or group of animals, and almost all parts hide quotes or music reviews of other famous musical works.

Free performance tickets are available from Monday, November 19th, at the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1) from 10am to 3pm. There is also a free bus service from Pile, which departs at 5.30 pm.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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