The Dubrovnik International Opera Festival is an annual event held in honour of world renowned tenor, Tino Pattiera. A Dubrovnik native, Pattiera is one of the city’s most famous sons and is fittingly remembered in this exciting festival. As well as paying homage to the tenor, the original object of the festival was to bring back large-scale productions to the city’s wealth of operatic venues and to support the classical arts. Previous performances have included The Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan Tutte and a host of great Russian operas such as Prince Igor and Boris Godunov. The city itself is provides the perfect architectural backdrop to the world’s most beautiful operas.
The Dubrovnik International Operal Festival is a week-long event which takes place in various venues around the city. Please check the official website for full details of the festival programme as well as the release of tickets for this popular event. If you’d like to travel to Croatia for the festival, fly into Dubrovnik International Airport in Čilipi which is about 20 kilometres from the city centre. To get into town, take a ride in one of the many waiting taxis or use a shuttle bus service, such as AutoTrans, to take you into the city.
Tino Pattiera was one of the greats of early twentieth century European opera. Making his début in Dresden, his finest period was during the 1920s in notable performances in Verdi’s operas around Europe. Much revered in his hometown of Dubrovnik, one of Croatia’s most famous sons has inspired this popular opera festival. In addition to a wealth of performances which take place in some of the city’s most iconic venues, such as the Rector’s Palace Atrium and the Revelin Fort Terrace, the festival features masterclasses from some of the country’s top vocal coaches.
If you’re coming to Dubrovnik for this exciting summer festival, book the perfect rental accommodation for your stay. If you book with Eventful Stays, you can choose to stay in any type of accommodation including apartments, bed and breakfasts, small hotels, houses, studios, boats or spare rooms.
Make sure you book plenty of time to check out the sights around this historic city including: Korcula Island, Gornji Ugao Tower and the Franciscan Monastery. Take a day trip to Montenegro or Bosnia Herzegovina to take a closer look at the history of the region.
To find out more information about this rich cultural event, please head to the festival website where you’ll be able to view a full programme of all the performances taking place during the festival, find out how to buy tickets for the events and check the final dates of the festival.