Friday night with the Epidaurus Festival was rather special. And this for at least three reasons: an exhibit of works by Luce Đuraš - the hommage to late beloved Cavtat's painter Marusja Brautović titled ‘To Marusja’, piano recital by Marusja's grandson Teo Brautović and touching performance by Sophia Vaillant - an eminent French pianist.
As the festival's art director Ivana Marija Vidović pointed out, "this event at filled us all both with joy and sadness. For Marusja, our friend, mother, grandmother, an artist above all, a native of Cavtat and a beloved person had indeed left us a year ago but was here with us throughout this evening."
The programme continues tomorrow:
Saturday Sept 12th @ 8:30 PM
'Ave Maria - Evenings of Tino Pattiera'
Church of Our Lady of the Snow, Cavtat
Diana Hilje, mezzosoprano (Croatia)
Margit Cetinić, organ (Croatia)
Tino Pattiera was born in Cavtat on 27 June, 1890.
Prior to taking a repertory for which he became famous (although today he is, undeservedly, we might add, somewhat forgotten), he was notable in operetta.