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The most beautiful operatic arias will resonate Dubrovnik from next week

By  Jun 24, 2019

The twelfth edition of the International Music Festival "Tino Pattiera" will be held in Dubrovnik from the 28th of June to the 5th of July. The tireless Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra doesn’t cease to delight with their rich repertoire and festivals that they organize for their citizens and guests of the City, and the published program for this year's festival has won praise from critics and audiences.

Croatian and internationally acclaimed soloists with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marc Tardue and Ivan Josip Skender will perform some of the most beautiful arias in the history of opera. The soprano Katarzyna Holysz (Poland) and Nikolina Pinko, mezzo-soprano Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, tenors Domagoj Dorotić and Paulo Ferreira (Portugal), baritone Matija Meic and Melih Tepretmez (Turkey), violinist Đana Kahriman, pianist Stefani Grbić and hornist Toni Kursar, a festival that is held in honour of the celebrated tenor from Cavtat Tino Pattiere.

Katarzyna Holysz

Katarzyna Holtz

The festival opens with Italian and Croatian arias of great opera works such as Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera” and "Il trovatore", Puccini's "Tosca" and "Turandot", and then the most famous Zajc's opera "Nikola Šubić Zrinjski" and Gotovčev's opera "Milka Gojsalić " and "Ero the Joker”. These Italian arias and the beautiful pearls of Croatian opera will be performed by Croatian opera singers Nikolina Pinko, Domagoj Dorotić and Matija Meić, under the guidance of the great master Ivan Josip Skender.

The second evening of the festival, the music goes literally under the stars and under the cover of the Dubrovnik Sun Gardens with a performance called "Guardi le stelle", while an evening of Croatian and German solo songs will bring a more intimate atmosphere in which the soloists will explore the romantic spirit of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This is an unavoidable event for all Lied fans.

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Paulo Ferreira and Matija Meić 

The festival ends with a gala concert dedicated to the greatest genius of Italian opera Giuseppe Verdi, which will include his entire musical career - from "Nabucco" via "La Traviate" and "Il trovatore" to the most beautiful fragments from his Don Carlos epoch-lyrical drama. An event not to miss! Top quality music, the beautiful ambience of irreplaceable Dubrovnik and great Croatian and foreign soloists and are all a great invitation for all lovers of opera to be in Dubrovnik from June 28 to July 5 and enjoy the most beautiful operatic arias through four concerts!

All concerts start at 9:30pm