Kvarner newsletter / no 7

Rijeka Summer Nights
A festival for all generations and musical tastes

Rijeka Summer Nights, a summer music and stage festival, will take place from the 27th of June to the 25th of July. Just like the last three years, the festival will offer a rich programme of musical and stage performances for all tastes and generations.

The events within the Rijeka Summer Nights Festival take place in the authentic ambience of Rijeka's various venues and halls, guaranteeing particular enjoyment of dramas and musical, dance, literature and other performances with artists from Croatia, Italy, France, Portugal, the USA, Slovenia and other countries …
Although it is hard to single out events (the complete programme is available at www.rijeckeljetnenoci.com), we would like to mention a few of them with international participation. The concert "From baroque to bossa nova" will include performances by Zoltán Hornyánszky (oboe and English horn) and Pedro Abreu from Portugal on guitar. The Slovenian band Laibach, renowned for breaking physical, ideological and mental barriers during its 27-year career, will give a musical and stage show on the 5th of July in the abandoned hall of the Torpedo factory. The Penelopa Luisa Sousa ballet performance and the premiere of the Song of Songs by Staša Zurovac are scheduled for the 8th and 9th of July as a co-production of the HNK Ivan Pl. Zajc Ballet and the CeDeCe Ballet Group from Portugal. The Post Theater New York/Berlin/Tokyo skinSITEs is scheduled for the 10th and 11th of July. The opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini will be staged at three culturally and historically significant sites in Rijeka – the first act in the Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the second act in the History and Maritime Museum, and the third act at Trsat Castle. The closing ceremony of the Rijeka Summer Nights Festival will be held on the 25th of July and will include a presentation of awards for the best event – the most complete achievement of the Rijeka Summer Nights Festival 2008, and the audience awards.