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)
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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.
Beach and seabed cleaning endeavors have been ongoing in Cavtat for some years now. The first few years of the beach cleaning in Cavtat were truly amazing (and scary). Namely, each year it would take up to two semi-loads to truck away all the garbage that was found and taken out from the sea-bed around Cavtat.
Five Zagreb cyclists are just days before departing on their 800 km long journey to Cavtat. They will hop on their bikes in Savudria (the westernmost point in Croatia) on June 16th and attempt to ride all the way down the Croatian coastline to Cavtat. Their planned route includes several islands midway.
A large group of students from Universty of Mostar made a field-trip to Konavle today. Exploring varies sites related to agrotourism, from the refurbished traditional houses or monasteries to the remnants of Illyric sites, the aimed to learn firsthand how tourism and ecology successfully intertwine.