The 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival is underway and after the grand opening ceremony last night we are getting straight down to business tonight with a rather special concert in the heart of the historic Old City. Just getting all the members of tonight’s concert into one photo was a challenge.
Tonight at 9.30 in front of the St. Blaise Church the festival starts with a bang with a gala concert, including Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, from the Lower Saxony State Orchestra from Hannover and the renowned Ivan Goran Kovačić Academic Choir from Zagreb. In what should prove to be a spectacular night there will be highlights by the choir’s distinguished soloists – soprano Evelin Novak, mezzo-soprano Janja Vuletić, tenor Tomislav Mužek and bass-baritone Krešimir Stražanac – and all under the baton and the watchful eye of maestro Ivan Repušić.
As you can see from the photo taken today outside the Rector’s palace in Dubrovnik that’s a lot of musicians and singers collected in one place.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival website www.dubrovnik-festival.hr or via www.ulaznice.hr ticketing service and at the box office of the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1) every day from 9am to 9.30pm.