Thursday, 20. 6. 2013

61st ljubljana festival

The internationally renowned 61st Ljubljana Festival opens in Congress Square on 27 June with a project that brings together artists and the arts.

The very next day the same venue plays host to the 2Cellos, currently the most popular and sought-after duo.

That the Ljubljana Festival is once again the centre of your summer adventures, as the new slogan says, will be, until 10 September, in the hands of various outstanding artists, such as Béjart Ballet, the Gewandhaus Leipzig Orchestra with conductor Riccardo Chailly, the Mariinsky Theatre from St Petersburg with conductor Valery Gergiev, Russian choreographer Boris Eifman and his eponymous ballet ensemble, outstanding performers from London’s West End, Buena Vista Social Club with Omara Portuondo and many others.

The programme of the 61st Ljubljana Festival, with a central theme commemorating the 200th anniversaries of the births of two musical giants, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, with focus on the culture of Russia, is available on the Ljubljana festival website.