The 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival is officially open. With the raising of the Libertas flag and the melody of the “Hymn to Freedom” the festival opening ceremony was held last night. The packed audience, including many dignitaries, in the heart of the Old City were treated to a musical and dance spectacle at the 67th opening of the summer festival, the most important date on the Dubrovnik cultural calendar.
From the 10th of July until the 25th of August in twenty locations in and around Dubrovnik around 2,000 artists will perform. 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.
The opening ceremony was a grand affair including a special performance by the famous Argentinean tenor José Cura.
After the main ceremony an impressive fireworks display was held just outside of the Old City walls.