2020 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

Festival Ljubljana
Festival Ljubljana
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL
The Festival Ljubljana is regarded as one of Europe’s most important cultural and art institutions, hosting numerous amazing artists from all over the world. The institution continuously provides cultural fare for the public through a wide range of cultural events and organizes activities relating to theatre, music, the visual arts, conventions, etc. It has won recognition for its long tradition, fine selection of featured artists and events, artistic excellence and, last but not least, its affordability to a wide circle of visitors. Festival Ljubljana has been a member of EFA since 1977.
The main event is the International Summer Festival—Ljubljana Festival—symphonic and chamber concerts, as well as opera, musicals, ballet and theatre performances featuring first-class foreign and domestic artists. The diversity of the Ljubljana Festival is further enhanced by the International Fine Arts Colony, which sees artists gather annually in the splendid surroundings of Plečnik’s Križanke complex, and also features children’s and youth workshops led by acclaimed and well-established artists. Every year Ljubljana Festival hosts more than 4,000 performers from at least 40 countries and each summer season the events are attended by over 80,000 Slovenian and foreign guests.
Besides that, Festival Ljubljana organizes several smaller festivals and events during the year—Slovenian Music Days, Young Virtuosi music cycle and Winter festival.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Every year, Ljubljana Festival is providing cultural and artistic events of the highest quality, performed by prestigious, internationally recognized artists. Over the last 20 years, the summer festival has hosted world-renowned performing arts organizations and artists.
Organizations include: The Vienna Philharmonic • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra • Mariinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg • Munich Philharmonic Orchestra • The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from London • La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra • Béjart Ballet Lausanne • St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre of Boris Eifman
Artists include: Krzysztof Penderecki • Mstislav Rostropovich • Lorin Maaze • l Valery Gergiev • Daniel Harding • Zubin Mehta • Charles Dutoit • Riccardo Chailly • Ennio Morricone • Riccardo Muti • Manfred Honeck • En Shao, Placido Domingo • Yuri Bashmet • Denis Macujev • Richard Galliano • Lord Yehudi Menuhin • Julian Rachlin • Vadim Repin • Alexander Rudin • Mojca Zlobko • Dubravka Tomšič • Paata Burchuladze • Elīna Garanča • José Cura • Jonas Kaufmann • Leo Nucci • Ramón Vargas • Joseph Calleja • Jose Carreras • Marjana Fink • Marjana Lipovšek • Thomas Hampson • and more.
LOCATION
Križanke complex, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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DATES
June – September 2020
DIRECTOR
Darko Brlek, General and Artistic Director and Honorary Member of the European Festivals Association
GENRE
Classical Music • Theatre • Ballet
TICKET PRICE RANGE
€9 to €99
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone:
+386 (0)1/241 60 26
+386 (0)1/241 60 28
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