Dubrovnik is a beautifully preserved walled city with magnificent architecture and steeped in tradition. The city, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, has several festivals throughout the year with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in its 65th year held from the 10th July until the 25th August. The city comes alive with over 2000 artists from theatre, music, ballet and traditional folklore preforming during the 47 days of the festival.
A highlight is William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet which has been chosen to mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Bard. At Bošković Square a festival of dance and music begins with the Neo-Baroque ballet ‘Les Liasons Dangereuses’. A celebration of different styles of music includes programmes by the masters brought to life by world renowned orchestras and ensembles. Soloists, pianists, respected opera singers and the renowned jazz singer Nnenna Freelon will appear at different times during the festival period.
During the course of the festival there is an exhibition, ‘Creators of Memory’, by Croatia’s finest artists who have photographed the festival over the years and produced beautiful posters to showcase the event. National and international award winning films will also be shown in open-air cinemas.