The 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival certainly got off on the right foot last night with an impressive concert in the heart of the Old City. After the opening ceremony on Wednesday, which received mixed reviews, the first night of the program hit the cultural nail right on the head as the Lower Saxony State Orchestra from Hannover and the renowned Ivan Goran Kovačić Academic Choir from Zagreb performed a gala concert.
The stage was set, and what a stage it was in front of the St. Blaise Church, for a great night with accomplished soloists, a legendary orchestra and one of the leading choirs in the country, and they didn’t disappoint. Beethoven’s ninth symphony echoed around the stone façades of the Old City and the audience demanded an encore as this impressive 70-minute performance delighted the generally hard to please Dubrovnik public.
The rich musical program of the jubilee 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival continues tonight at 9.30 in the summer residence Bunić-Kaboga with a concert from bass-baritone Krešimir Stražanac and pianist Danijela Detoni, who will perform works by Franz Schubert.
Tickets for the entire program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival are available through the festival web pages www.dubrovnik-festival.hr or at www.ulaznice.hr and at the Festivals Palace (Od Sigurate 1), every day from 9am to 9.30pm.