Monday, 29. 4. 2019

Ljubljana Festival announcing a lively cultural summer

Again this year, the Ljubljana Festival with its carefully selected programme of varied genres is going to significantly contribute to the summer cultural scene in Ljubljana.

Once again this season, it is going to be marked by ballet and opera performances, musicals, chamber and symphonic orchestra concerts, the International Art Colony, workshops for children and the youth, Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica, and so much more.

It is going to be very lively even before the official start when you can listen to Verdi’s Requiem under the baton of the famous Plácido Domingo you have not yet seen in this role.

At the beginning of June, the most anticipated cultural event of the year is planned, the opening of the 67th Ljubljana Festival which is starting with one of the most famous operas with the highest number of performances not only in the composer’s opus but also in the whole opera history, Aida. Director Dražen Siriščević is going to thoughtfully incorporate the performance into the scene, and the opera is going to be even more exciting with the performance of the Lipizzaners from the Lipica Stud Farm.

Throughout the summer up to September the capital is hosting many of the biggest musical names famous around the world. The 67th Ljubljana Festival includes: flamenco dancer María Pagés, bass guitarists Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke, the modern dance company Aterballetto, the theatre Teatro Regio Torino with Verdi’s La traviata, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra featuring Day Lin, the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra with violinist Sergej Krilov, the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus with Ivan Repušić as their conductor, a concert of operatic arias with baritone singer Thomas Hampson and soprano singer Elena Mosuc, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with soprano singer Valentina Farcas and mezzo-soprano Bettina Ranch, two Russian musicals Ongin’s Demon and The Master and Margarita performed by the LDM Theatre, Novaya Scena from Sankt Petersburg, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova with friends, the Slovenian Philharmonics Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit and numerous other artists.

The grand conclusion this year is going to be especially marked by the farewell tour of one of the greatest contemporary conductors, Zubin Mehta, who is going to conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

The complete programme of the Ljubljana Festival is published on their website.