70th Ljubljana Festival

The main activity of Festival Ljubljana is the organisation and running of the international summer festival, which serves to place the Slovenian capital city on the map of globally important cultural and arts venues during the summer months. Every summer the Ljubljana Festival makes an important contribution to the cultural life of Ljubljana with a carefully selected programme covering a wide variety of genres, including ballet, opera and theatrical productions, musicals, chamber and symphony concerts, the International Art Colony, master classes, children’s and youth workshops, Ljubljana Festival on the River Ljubljanica and much more. During this time the Križanke complex redesigned by Plečnik, Kongresni trg square and the stages of other Ljubljana cultural institutions host more than 4,000 artistes from more than 40 countries, and each year events draw an audience of more than 60,000 people.

M. Atwood: PENELOPIAD

29. May 2022 at 9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

29

May

Sunday

9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

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M. Atwood: PENELOPIAD

30. May 2022 at 9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

30

May

Monday

9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

M. Atwood: PENELOPIAD

6. June 2022 at 9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

6

June

Monday

9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

SUMMER NIGHT – LENDING WORDS MIGHT

Sixty Years of the Slovenian Song Festival: A Tribute to the Writers of Unforgettable Lyrics
Patrik Greblo, conductor
RTV Slovenia Symphony and Big Band Orchestra
Bernarda Žarn and Mario Galunič, hosts
21. June 2022 at 8.45 pm

Congress Square

21

June

Tuesday

SUMMER NIGHT – LENDING WORDS MIGHT

Sixty Years of the Slovenian Song Festival: A Tribute to the Writers of Unforgettable Lyrics
Patrik Greblo, conductor
RTV Slovenia Symphony and Big Band Orchestra
Bernarda Žarn and Mario Galunič, hosts

Opening of the 70th Ljubljana Festival

8.45 pm

Congress Square

Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica River

22. June - 24. June 2022

ALENKA SLAVINEC: THE GOLDEN AGE 2013-2022 OF THE LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL

Exhibition
22. June - 15. August 2022

Jakopič Promenade in Tivoli

22

June

22. June - 15. August 2022

Jakopič Promenade in Tivoli

M. Atwood: PENELOPIAD

23. June 2022 at 9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

23

June

Thursday

9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

TANJA PAK: RÊVERIES / THERE

Exhibition
23. June - 5. July 2022 at 10.00 am-4.00 pm

Križevniška Church

23

June

23. June - 5. July 2022

10.00 am-4.00 pm

Križevniška Church

L. Bernstein: WEST SIDE STORY, musical

27. June 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

L. Bernstein: WEST SIDE STORY, musical

28. June 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

L. Bernstein: WEST SIDE STORY, musical

29. June 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

29

June

Wednesday

9.00 pm

Križanke

L. Bernstein: WEST SIDE STORY, musical

30. June 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

L. Bernstein: WEST SIDE STORY, musical

1. July 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

G. Verdi. REQUIEM

KRASSIMIRA STOYANOVA, soprano
ELĪNA GARANČA, mezzo-soprano
DMYTRO POPOV, tenor
RICCARDO ZANELLATO, bass
KAREL MARK CHICHON, conductor
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Mixed Choir of Glasbena Matica Ljubljana
3. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

3

July

Sunday

G. Verdi. REQUIEM

KRASSIMIRA STOYANOVA, soprano
ELĪNA GARANČA, mezzo-soprano
DMYTRO POPOV, tenor
RICCARDO ZANELLATO, bass
KAREL MARK CHICHON, conductor
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Mixed Choir of Glasbena Matica Ljubljana

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

JULIAN RACHLIN, violin
CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, conductor
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

4. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

I VIRTUOSI ITALIANI

DANIELA PINI, mezzo-soprano
ALBERTO MARTINI, conductor and violinist
5. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

St. James' Church, Ljubljana

5

July

Tuesday

I VIRTUOSI ITALIANI

DANIELA PINI, mezzo-soprano
ALBERTO MARTINI, conductor and violinist

8.00 pm

St. James' Church, Ljubljana

BÉJART BALLET LAUSANNE

6. July 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

6

July

Wednesday

9.00 pm

Križanke

BÉJART BALLET LAUSANNE

7. July 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

7

July

Thursday

9.00 pm

Križanke

XXV. International Fine Arts Colony

Tomo Vran, selector
10. July - 15. July 2022

Križanke

10

July

10. July - 15. July 2022

Križanke

I. Stravinsky: LES NOCES & LE SACRE DE PRINTEMPS, ballets

Choreographer: EDWARD CLUG
SIMON KREČIČ, conductor
SNG Maribor Opera Ballet
11. July 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

11

July

Monday

I. Stravinsky: LES NOCES & LE SACRE DE PRINTEMPS, ballets

Choreographer: EDWARD CLUG
SIMON KREČIČ, conductor
SNG Maribor Opera Ballet

9.00 pm

Križanke

MEDITERRANEO
TONČI HULJIČ

Guest: Petar Grašo
12. July 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

12

July

Tuesday

MEDITERRANEO
TONČI HULJIČ

Guest: Petar Grašo

9.00 pm

Križanke

ACOUSTICS AGAIN
TOMAŽ DOMICELJ, guitars, harmonica, vocal

Guest: Tinkara Kovač, vocal, flute
13. July 2022 at 9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

13

July

Wednesday

9.00 pm

Hell's Courtyard

ENSEMBLE.SI

Tanja Sonc, violin
Matjaž Bogataj, violin
Gea Pantner Volfand, viola
Jaka Stadler, cello
Brina Kafol Žust, flute
Tomaž Močilnik, clarinet
Tonko Huljev, bassoon
Andrej Žust, horn
14. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

14

July

Thursday

ENSEMBLE.SI

Tanja Sonc, violin
Matjaž Bogataj, violin
Gea Pantner Volfand, viola
Jaka Stadler, cello
Brina Kafol Žust, flute
Tomaž Močilnik, clarinet
Tonko Huljev, bassoon
Andrej Žust, horn

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

H. Berlioz: LA DAMNATION DE FAUST

Sophie Koch, mezzo-soprano
Jean-François Borras, tenor
John Relyea, bass-baritone
Ashley Riches, baritone
CHARLES DUTOIT, conductor
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Ave Chamber Choir
Megaron Chamber Choir
Glasbena matica Youth Choir
15. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

15

July

Friday

H. Berlioz: LA DAMNATION DE FAUST

Sophie Koch, mezzo-soprano
Jean-François Borras, tenor
John Relyea, bass-baritone
Ashley Riches, baritone
CHARLES DUTOIT, conductor
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Ave Chamber Choir
Megaron Chamber Choir
Glasbena matica Youth Choir

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

The Music Critic
JOHN MALKOVICH

Aleksey Igudesman, violin
So-Ock Kim, violin
Max Baillie, viola
Thomas Carroll, cello
Hyung-ki Joo, piano
Massimo Mercelli, flute
18. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

18

July

Monday

The Music Critic
JOHN MALKOVICH

Aleksey Igudesman, violin
So-Ock Kim, violin
Max Baillie, viola
Thomas Carroll, cello
Hyung-ki Joo, piano
Massimo Mercelli, flute

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

19. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

G. Bizet: CARMEN, opera

SIMON KREČIČ, conductor
SNG Maribor Opera Ballet
21. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

21

July

Thursday

G. Bizet: CARMEN, opera

SIMON KREČIČ, conductor
SNG Maribor Opera Ballet

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

T. Mauko: THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, opera

25. July 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

25

July

Monday

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

LATICA HONDA-ROSENBERG, violin
HARIOLF SCHLICHTIG, viola
LÁSZLÓ FENYÖ, cello
BOŽO PARADŽIK, double bass

26. July 2022 at 6.00 pm

Križevniška Church

100th anniversary of the birth of Astor Piazzolla
MARKO HATLAK & FUNtango

Bernarda Fink Inzko, mezzo-soprano
Marcos Fink, bass-baritone
Marko Črnčec, piano
Benjamin Ziervogel, violin
Luka Gaiser, double bass
Marko Hatlak, accordion

Nika Bagon and Miha Vodičar, dancers
27. July 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

27

July

Wednesday

100th anniversary of the birth of Astor Piazzolla
MARKO HATLAK & FUNtango

Bernarda Fink Inzko, mezzo-soprano
Marcos Fink, bass-baritone
Marko Črnčec, piano
Benjamin Ziervogel, violin
Luka Gaiser, double bass
Marko Hatlak, accordion

Nika Bagon and Miha Vodičar, dancers

9.00 pm

Križanke

EMANUEL ABBÜHL, oboe
FELIX RENGGLI, flute
FRANÇOIS BENDA, clarinet
OLE KRISTIAN DAHL, bassoon
ZORA SLOKAR, horn
ELINA GOTSOULIAK, piano

1. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

SAXES & STRINGS

Ensemble Dissonance
Signum Saxophone Quartet
IZIDOR LEITINGER, conductor
2. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

2

August

Tuesday

SAXES & STRINGS

Ensemble Dissonance
Signum Saxophone Quartet
IZIDOR LEITINGER, conductor

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

ALEXANDRA VERBITSKAYA, romantic harp

3. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

3

August

Wednesday

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

BRANDENBURG REVISITED

Reinhold Friedrich, piccolo trumpet
DMITRY SITKOVETSKY, violin and conductor
Ensemble Dissonance
4. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

4

August

Thursday

BRANDENBURG REVISITED

Reinhold Friedrich, piccolo trumpet
DMITRY SITKOVETSKY, violin and conductor
Ensemble Dissonance

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

REINHOLD FRIEDRICH, trumpet
ANDREJ ŽUST, horn
BRANIMIR SLOKAR, trombone
ROLAND SZENTPALI, tuba
ERIKO TAKEZAWA, piano
DALMA CSEH, piano

6. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

DANIEL BARENBOIM, conductor
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA

7. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

LANG LANG, piano
DANIEL BARENBOIM, conductor
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA

8. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

MAHLER IN LJUBLJANA

Nika Gorič, soprano
JONATHAN STOCKHAMMER, conductor
Ensemble Dissonance
9. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

9

August

Tuesday

MAHLER IN LJUBLJANA

Nika Gorič, soprano
JONATHAN STOCKHAMMER, conductor
Ensemble Dissonance

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Slovenicum Chamber Orchestra

Dan Zhu, violin
Jasna Nadles, flute
UROŠ LAJOVIC, conductor
10. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

10

August

Wednesday

Slovenicum Chamber Orchestra

Dan Zhu, violin
Jasna Nadles, flute
UROŠ LAJOVIC, conductor

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Dissonance & Friends

Ensemble Dissonance
11. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

11

August

Thursday

Dissonance & Friends

Ensemble Dissonance

8.00 pm

Križevniška Church

MD7 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Matej Zupan, flutes
Jože Kotar, clarinets
Miha Šuler, trombone
Franci Krevh, percussion
Luca Ferrini, piano
Janez Podlesek, violin
Maja Rome, viola
Igor Mitrović, cello
16. August 2022 at 6.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

16

August

Tuesday

MD7 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Matej Zupan, flutes
Jože Kotar, clarinets
Miha Šuler, trombone
Franci Krevh, percussion
Luca Ferrini, piano
Janez Podlesek, violin
Maja Rome, viola
Igor Mitrović, cello

6.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

EVA PETRIČ: STENCILLING – THE MEMORY OF TOMORROW (PERFORMANCE) AND ORACLE (MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION)

Three-channel video projection, image on mesh, plexiglass sculpture, sound, light, performance
16. August - 1. September 2022 at 10.00 am-4.00 pm

Križevniška Church

16

August

16. August - 1. September 2022

EVA PETRIČ: STENCILLING – THE MEMORY OF TOMORROW (PERFORMANCE) AND ORACLE (MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION)

Three-channel video projection, image on mesh, plexiglass sculpture, sound, light, performance

10.00 am-4.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Ljubljana International Orchestra

OSVALDO FERREIRA, conductor
16. August 2022 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

16

August

Tuesday

Ljubljana International Orchestra

OSVALDO FERREIRA, conductor

8.30 pm

Križanke

LORD OF THE RINGS & HOBBIT

Star Entertainment
17. August 2022 at 5.00 pm

Križanke

17

August

Wednesday

LORD OF THE RINGS & HOBBIT

Star Entertainment

5.00 pm

Križanke

LORD OF THE RINGS & HOBBIT

Star Entertainment
17. August 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

17

August

Wednesday

LORD OF THE RINGS & HOBBIT

Star Entertainment

9.00 pm

Križanke

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, piano
MANFRED HONECK, conductor
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

18. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

Star Entertainment
19. August 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

19

August

Friday

9.00 pm

Križanke

THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

Star Entertainment
19. August 2022 at 5.00 pm

Križanke

19

August

Friday

5.00 pm

Križanke

JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ, tenor
OKSANA LYNIV, conductor
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra

22. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

THE WATER MAN, pop-rock musical

SARA LUCU, director
NEŽA BUH - NEISHA, composer
AMROŽ KVARTIČ, text
ŽELJKO BOŽIČ & MAŠA KAGAO KNEZ, choreographers
23. August 2022 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

23

August

Tuesday

THE WATER MAN, pop-rock musical

SARA LUCU, director
NEŽA BUH - NEISHA, composer
AMROŽ KVARTIČ, text
ŽELJKO BOŽIČ & MAŠA KAGAO KNEZ, choreographers

8.30 pm

Križanke

THE WATER MAN, pop-rock musical

SARA LUCU, director
NEŽA BUH - NEISHA, composer
AMBROŽ KVARTIČ, text
ŽELJKO BOŽIČ & MAŠA KAGAO KNEZ, choreographers
24. August 2022 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

24

August

Wednesday

THE WATER MAN, pop-rock musical

SARA LUCU, director
NEŽA BUH - NEISHA, composer
AMBROŽ KVARTIČ, text
ŽELJKO BOŽIČ & MAŠA KAGAO KNEZ, choreographers

8.30 pm

Križanke

ŽIVA PLOJ PERŠUH, conductor
SLOVENE YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Lojze Krajnčan, skladatelj, composer, arranger
Romana Krajnčan, vocal
Kristijan Krajnčan, cello
Žigan Krajnčan, vocal
25. August 2022 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

25

August

Thursday

ŽIVA PLOJ PERŠUH, conductor
SLOVENE YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Lojze Krajnčan, skladatelj, composer, arranger
Romana Krajnčan, vocal
Kristijan Krajnčan, cello
Žigan Krajnčan, vocal

8.30 pm

Križanke

ANNA NETREBKO, soprano
YUSIF EYVAZOV, tenor

MICHELANGELO MAZZA, conductor
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
26. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

26

August

Friday

ANNA NETREBKO, soprano
YUSIF EYVAZOV, tenor

MICHELANGELO MAZZA, conductor
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra

8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

KRISTÓF BARÁTI, violin
ALFONSO SCARANO, conductor
THAILAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

29. August 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

Noche española
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, baritone

María José Siri, soprano
JORDI BERNÀCER, conductor
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
31. August 2022 at 8.30 pm

Križanke

31

August

Wednesday

Noche española
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, baritone

María José Siri, soprano
JORDI BERNÀCER, conductor
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

8.30 pm

Križanke

LANA TROTOVŠEK, violin
MAXIM RYSANOV, viola
VASILY PETRENKO, conductor
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

1. September 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom

VLADO KRESLIN
Mali bogovi & Beltinška banda

2. September 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križanke

a/political presents:
LAIBACH: ألموت

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Beyn Theater Group
Disharmonious Cohort Accordion Orchestra
NAVID GOHARI, conductor
5. September 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

5

September

Monday

a/political presents:
LAIBACH: ألموت

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Beyn Theater Group
Disharmonious Cohort Accordion Orchestra
NAVID GOHARI, conductor

9.00 pm

Križanke

a/political presents:
LAIBACH: ألموت

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Beyn Theater Group
Disharmonious Cohort Accordion Orchestra
NAVID GOHARI, conductor
6. September 2022 at 9.00 pm

Križanke

6

September

Tuesday

a/political presents:
LAIBACH: ألموت

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Beyn Theater Group
Disharmonious Cohort Accordion Orchestra
NAVID GOHARI, conductor

9.00 pm

Križanke

HOMMAGE À TONE DEMŠAR: Twenty-five years later

Curator: dr. Nelida Nemec
6. September - 22. September 2022

Križevniška Church, Križanke

6

September

6. September - 22. September 2022

Križevniška Church, Križanke

Jubilee Gala Concert of the Slovene Octet

Jubilee 70 years of the Slovene Octet and Ljubljana Festival
7. September 2022 at 8.00 pm

Križanke

7

September

Wednesday

Jubilee Gala Concert of the Slovene Octet

Jubilee 70 years of the Slovene Octet and Ljubljana Festival

8.00 pm

Križanke

RUDOLF BUCHBINDER, piano
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, conductor
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC

8. September 2022 at 8.00 pm

Cankarjev dom