Theatre program includes three premiere titles by renowned theatre directors. Saša Božić's authorial project miser: plays, produced in collaboration with the Art Workshop Lazareti, explores memory as a source of a new theatrical performance. The play is based on the Festival audience’s memories of the legendary play The Miser directed by Kosta Spaić (it was first performed at the Festival 54 years ago and was on program for 14 seasons!)
Slovenian theatre director Tomaž Pandur prepares Euripides' tragedy Medea, in collaboration with the Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb. In Büchner's masterpiece depicting the French Revolution, Danton's Death, one of the most awarded Croatian theatre directors, Oliver Frljić will attempt to reveal the connection between historic events and human destinies; the conditions of growth of the new order stemming from the French Revolution, and the fall of another order that had been inviolable for centuries - the Dubrovnik Republic.
Rich and diverse music program of the 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival comprises Baroque to contemporary music, including jazz, folklore, symphony, opera and chamber concerts, piano and violin recitals. Program continues with the large orchestra performances for the opening and closing. In this manner, music program will be opened on July 11 with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, and the soloist Monika Leskovar on cello, conducted by the great Russian conductor Dmitrij Kitajenko and will be closed on August 25 in front of the St Blaise’s Church with the Opera Gala program featuring leading opera stars of today - soprano Inva Mula and baritone Leo Nucci accompanied by the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Ivan Repušić. One of the highlights of the Program are most definitely performances of : pianist and conductor of Argentinian-Israeli origin Daniel Barenboim, pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Arcadi Vodolos who will present themselves for the first time in Croatia with their recitals at the Rector's Palace. Festival’s audience eagerly awaits performances of the violin star Nigel Kennedy who will perform with his Quintet, accordion player who thrilled the Festival audience last year - Richard Galliano with the Piazzola Forever Septet and Tango Project program and also the celebrated Spanish guitar players - Los Romeros, by the critics righteously called “the royal guitar family”. Another violin star – Ning Feng will perform with pianist Thomas Hoppe. There is a large number of the renowned orchestras such as Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Venice Baroque Orchestra with the great violinist Giuliano Carmignola and the wind quintet Les Vents Français led by the famous flutist Emmanuel Pahud and the eminent Croatian horn player Radovan Vlatković as the quintet member. After many seasons, the program comprises W.A. Mozart’s Requiem performed by one of England's most popular and awarded choirs, The Choir of King's College Cambridge with the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra on August 20 in the Dominican Church.