ZIJAH A. SOKOLOVIĆ & HIS CABARET-LIKE STYLE
The night before, on Saturday, the superb cabaret-like performance by Zijah A. Sokolović in Močići was a great ouvertire to the Sunday's Don't go 'round bare naked.
Music & Word Festival made yet another evening artfully delicious, as the exhibit 'The Modernists' showcased some great artwork. That in and by itself surely would have sufficed, but the organizors did not stop there: they offered their visitors the screening of the critically acclaimed films Bunarman, Plašitelj kormorana and Recikliranje -- all three award-winners at the Croatian Film Days.
Sure Nicholson said it in 'Chinatown' and Damon drop the same line in 'Good Will Hunting', but three is a charm, no? So, how do you like them apples!
The second week of this year's edition of the Music & Word Festival ended with a bang. Classic rock sounds meshed with "Atlantida's" hits from their new album Premalo za san (Too Little for a Dream) to bring rock sound to the space usually reserved for the traditional folk song and dance, the space used to only the sound of traditional Konavle string instruments such as ljerica and tamburica.
KUD Čilipi's terrace was wall-to-wall filled with audience of all ages that, judging by the ambiance and their smiles, loved both the old and the new "Atlantida's" hits. Cudos to the band!
Next Event: Art Exhibit and (Awarded) Film Screenings
The sounds of Haydn's opera The Apothecary echoed throughout Pridvordje's monastery last night enchanting the audience (very few seats were left unfilled). Originally titled Lo speziale, the three-act buffa was libretted by Carlo Goldoni and first performed to popular and critical acclaim at Eszterháza in the autumn of 1768.
The warm comedy develops around a love triangle between the poor apprentice Mengone, the rich and assured dandy Volpino, and the local apothecary's ward, Grilletta.
The Apothecary was delivered as a single-act opera last night.
Photogallery #1 (5 photos, good quality)
Photogallery #2 (25 photos, lower quality)
Next event: Atlantida & Guests
Dubrovnik Wind Quintet: a review
Wednesday evening's concert by the Dubrovnik Wind Quintet left the audience mesmerized and asking for more. Their interperetations of Bach, Kappa, Farkas, Kalinski and Riethmuller were a delight to one's ear, and both a well deserved and delivered refreshment after a hot sunny Cavtat day. The beautiful artworks displayed in Cavtat's Pinacoteque, where the concert was held, was in accord fully.
Music & Word Festival continues on Wednesday June 19 with the Dubrovnik Wind Quintet (each musician is also a member of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra).
Their programme includes compositions by such greats as J. C. Bach, F. Lhotka Kalinski, W. Kappa, H. Riethmuller and F. Farkas.
The concert will be held in the Pinacoteque (adjecent to St. Nicholas Church in Cavtat) starting at 9pm.
All are welcome to attend free of charge.
St. Nicholas church in Čilipi was full of spectators on Wednesday evening as the 7th edition of the Music & Word Festival started with a Bethoveen & co 'bang'. Needless to say, the well known Dubrovnik choir Libertas (conducted by Viktor Lenert) and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Nicola Giuliani) brought waves of musical joy upon the audience.
Earlier this evening festivities took place on Franjo Tuđman Square in Cavtat as the namesake eco-elementary school (grade 1 - 8) celebrated its school-day. The programme was quite rich with recitals in various languages, sing and dance performances, and more, and was, of course, offered to all visitors completely free of charge.
Aman (Resorts) annunced opening of a new resort in Cavtat. The construction worth about 30MM € will take place at the site of the former Hotel Macedonia. Cavtat's Bonvena hotels is among the investors.
The new luxury hotel will have 30 rooms and 10 apartments, naturally, all set up in accord with the well know Amanresorts signature of opulence.