The end of the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival was marked by the Opera gala programme with opera stars – soprano Inva Mula and baritone Leo Nucci, and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Ivan Repušić, last night, 25th Aug in front of St Blaise’s Church. The traditional taking down of the Festival’s Libertas flag from the Orlando’s Column took place after the concert.
For this performance some of the most beautiful numbers from popular operas by great Italian composers – Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini, Alfredo Catalani and Umberto Giordano – were chosen. Numerous audience at the magnificent stage in front of the St. Blaise’s Church enjoyed beautiful melodies and popular opera arias performed by the true opera diva, famous soprano singer – Inva Mula (this was her fourth performance at the Festival), legendary Italian baritone Leo Nucci and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Ivan Repušić. Thrilled audience was rewarded with even four encores – Napolitano canzone Voce ‘e notte, O mio babbino caro, soprano aria from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Napolitano Dicitencello vuie Non ti scordar di me for the lovely finale. Festival’s Libertas flag was taken down from the Orlando’s Column after the concert, accompanied by Bach’s Air, which was the official closing of the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
This year’s Dubrovnik Summer Festival gathered almost two thousand artists from all over the world. From 10th July until 25th August 84 performances, including drama (41), music (21), folklore, films and visual arts events, took place at thirteen venues of the Renaissance City of Dubrovnik. Festival programmes were visited by more than 60.000 people. From 1st July until 25th August Google Analytics registered 212,000 page views and 29,000 unique visitors from 122 countries. Croatian and foreign media showed a great interest in the Festival, which resulted in more than 2000 press articles and the Festival was followed by 166 Croatian and foreign media representatives.
Source: Dubrovnik Summer Festival