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Opening of 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival this weekend

Written by  Jul 08, 2016

With the melody of the “Hymn to Freedom” and the raising of the Libertas flag the 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be opened on the 10th of July at 9 o’clock in front of the S. Blaise Church in the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik. The festival will host forty-five days of world class drama, music, ballet, art and much more with an international audience of over 60,000 people expected this year.

From the 10th of July until the 25th of August in twenty locations in and around Dubrovnik around 2,000 artists will perform
The opening ceremony is always a grand affair and this year looks like being even more creative than usual. The screenplay for the opening ceremony was written by Mani Gotovac and will be directed by Ivana Miladinov. One of the highlights will be a performance by the legendary Dubrovnik dance ensemble Lindo who will be celebrating fifty years of performing at the summer festival. The music for this special evening will be performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Croatian Radio Television and three choirs will also be performing.

After the main opening ceremony of the 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival there will be a traditional fireworks display which will be held from near the Banje Beach.