The bustling walled city of Dubrovnik hosts its spectacular and one of the oldest European Festivals – the Dubrovnik Summer Festival – presenting rich and vibrant theatre, classical music, opera, ballet, jazz, film and fine arts program. The ambience and the City as a unique meeting place of the world’s and Croatia’s finest artists remain the basic features of the 66th Festival.
Impressive array of finest artists, chamber ensembles and orchestras from all around the world will be performing this summer on remarkable squares, palaces, churches, gardens and streets of historical city of Dubrovnik. This year Festival is celebrating its 66th anniversary and will host nearly 2,000 artists from all over the world who will perform more than 80 different art programs on 15 different venues and in front of the large audience of nearly 60,000 people.
Theatre programs for the following two seasons are entitled Woman, War, Love, while this year’s theatre program – in the year announced as the year of French culture in Croatia – has a subtitle The French Are Passing Through. The projects foreseen for 2016 include premiere performances of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Fort Lovrjenac, Alessandro Baricco’s Iliad and the repeat performance of Držić’s Uncle Maroje.