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The tickets for selected events of 69th Ljubljana Festival are already available.

We would like to inform all visitors that, in keeping with the Ordinance amending the Ordinance on the temporary restriction of provision of cultural services to final users in the Republic of Slovenia (Uradni list RS, no. 73/2021), public cultural events can only be attended by final users who meet the criteria defined by the Ordinance. More information here.

69th 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.

Eva Petrič: Post-Corona Sun, Penduluming

Site-specific multimedia installation (assemblage of recycled found lace, plexiglass sculpture, sound, light)
2. June - 30. June 2021 at 10.00 am-4.30 pm

Križevniška Church

2

June

2. June - 30. June 2021

Eva Petrič: Post-Corona Sun, Penduluming

Site-specific multimedia installation (assemblage of recycled found lace, plexiglass sculpture, sound, light)

10.00 am-4.30 pm

Križevniška Church

Summer night
A Homage to Tadej Hrušovar

RTV Slovenia Symphony & Big Band Orchestra
Patrik Greblo, conductor
21. June 2021 at 8.45 pm

Congress Square

21

June

Monday

Summer night
A Homage to Tadej Hrušovar

RTV Slovenia Symphony & Big Band Orchestra
Patrik Greblo, conductor

Highlights of 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.45 pm

Congress Square

Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica

28. June - 1. July 2021

Almost Acoustic

Tomaž Domicelj, guitar, harmonica, vocals
Guest: Primož Grašič, guitar
5. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križanke Foyer

5

July

Monday

Almost Acoustic

Tomaž Domicelj, guitar, harmonica, vocals
Guest: Primož Grašič, guitar

7.00 pm

Križanke Foyer

Plácido Domingo, baritone

Saioa Hernandez, soprano
Sabina Cvilak, soprano
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Jordi Bernàcer, conductor
8. July 2021 at 9.00 pm

Congress Square

8

July

Thursday

Plácido Domingo, baritone

Saioa Hernandez, soprano
Sabina Cvilak, soprano
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Jordi Bernàcer, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

9.00 pm

Congress Square

Edward Clug: Peer Gynt, ballet

SNG Maribor Ballet Ensemble and Orchestra
12. July 2021 at 9.00 pm

Congress Square

12

July

Monday

Edward Clug: Peer Gynt, ballet

SNG Maribor Ballet Ensemble and Orchestra

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

9.00 pm

Congress Square

Wajdi Mouawad: Birds of a kind

Director: Ivica Buljan
12. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

12

July

Monday

Wajdi Mouawad: Birds of a kind

Director: Ivica Buljan

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Wajdi Mouawad: Birds of a Kind

Director: Ivica Buljan
13. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

13

July

Tuesday

Wajdi Mouawad: Birds of a Kind

Director: Ivica Buljan

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly, opera

SNG Opera Maribor
14. July 2021 at 9.00 pm

Congress Square

14

July

Wednesday

G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly, opera

SNG Opera Maribor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

9.00 pm

Congress Square

Wajdi Mouawad: Birds of a kind

Director: Ivica Buljan
14. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

14

July

Wednesday

Wajdi Mouawad: Birds of a kind

Director: Ivica Buljan

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Martha Argerich, piano
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

15. July 2021 at 9.00 pm

Congress Square

15

July

Thursday

9.00 pm

Congress Square

Wajdi Mouawad: Birds of a kind

Director: Ivica Buljan
15. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

15

July

Thursday

Wajdi Mouawad: Birds of a kind

Director: Ivica Buljan

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Slokar Trombone Quartet

Branimir Slokar, György Gyivicsán, Wassil Christov, Edgar Manyak, trombones
Guest: Kristijan Kranjčan, percussion
16. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

16

July

Friday

Slokar Trombone Quartet

Branimir Slokar, György Gyivicsán, Wassil Christov, Edgar Manyak, trombones
Guest: Kristijan Kranjčan, percussion

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Vienna Boys’ Choir
Oliver Stech, chorus master
19. July 2021 at 9.00 pm

Congress Square

19

July

Monday

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Vienna Boys’ Choir
Oliver Stech, chorus master

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

9.00 pm

Congress Square

Mahler in Ljubljana

Ensemble Dissonance
Soloist: Nika Gorič, soprano
Marko Letonja, conductor
20. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

20

July

Tuesday

Mahler in Ljubljana

Ensemble Dissonance
Soloist: Nika Gorič, soprano
Marko Letonja, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Marko Hatlak, accordion

21. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

21

July

Wednesday

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Moscow Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva

Alexander Rudin, conductor & cello
Bernardo Brizani, cello
22. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

22

July

Thursday

Moscow Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva

Alexander Rudin, conductor & cello
Bernardo Brizani, cello

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Yamandu Costa, guitar
Martín Sued, bandoneon

23. July 2021 at 9.00 pm

Congress Square

23

July

Friday

Yamandu Costa, guitar
Martín Sued, bandoneon

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

9.00 pm

Congress Square

Violetta Egorova, piano

25. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

25

July

Sunday

7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

Reinhold Friedrich, trumpet
Roland Szentpáli, tuba
Epifanio Comis, piano

26. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

Sonya Yoncheva, soprano
Branko Robinšak, tenor

SNG Opera and ballet Ljubljana Orchestra
Domingo Hindoyan, conductor
27. July 2021 at 9.00 pm

Congress Square

27

July

Tuesday

Sonya Yoncheva, soprano
Branko Robinšak, tenor

SNG Opera and ballet Ljubljana Orchestra
Domingo Hindoyan, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

9.00 pm

Congress Square

Latica Honda-Rosenberg, violin
Božo Paradžik, double bass

28. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

28

July

Wednesday

7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

Russians are coming!

Dmitri Sitkovecki, violin, conductor
Lana Trotovšek, violin
Ensemble Dissonance

Special guests: Tomaž Sevšek, harpsichord
Jože Bogolin, percussion
29. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Slovenian Philharmonic

29

July

Thursday

Russians are coming!

Dmitri Sitkovecki, violin, conductor
Lana Trotovšek, violin
Ensemble Dissonance

Special guests: Tomaž Sevšek, harpsichord
Jože Bogolin, percussion

7.00 pm

Slovenian Philharmonic

Tango story

Andreja Podlogar & Blaž Bertoncelj, world champion tango dancers
30. July 2021 at 9.00 pm

Congress Square

30

July

Friday

Tango story

Andreja Podlogar & Blaž Bertoncelj, world champion tango dancers

9.00 pm

Congress Square

Emmanuel Abbühl, oboe
Felix Renggli, flute

31. July 2021 at 7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

31

July

Saturday

7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

The Romantic Flute

Claudi Arimany, flute
Pedro José Rodríguez, piano
1. August 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

1

August

Sunday

The Romantic Flute

Claudi Arimany, flute
Pedro José Rodríguez, piano

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

François Benda, clarinet
Ole Kristian Dahl, bassoon

2. August 2021 at 7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

2

August

Monday

7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

Guy Ben-Ziony, viola
Jens-Peter Maintz, cello

6. August 2021 at 7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

6

August

Friday

7.00 pm

Knights' Hall Križanke

Anna Netrebko, soparno
Yusif Eyvazov, tenor

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Michelangelo Mazza, conductor
8. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

8

August

Sunday

Anna Netrebko, soparno
Yusif Eyvazov, tenor

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Michelangelo Mazza, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Mojca Zlobko Vajgl, harp
Eva-Nina Kozmus, flute
Karmen Pečar Koritnik, cello

9. August 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Kreutzer Sonata

Lana Trotovšek, violin
Dissonance String Quartet
10. August 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

10

August

Tuesday

Kreutzer Sonata

Lana Trotovšek, violin
Dissonance String Quartet

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Jochen Rieder, conductor
11. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

11

August

Wednesday

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Jochen Rieder, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Arcadi Volodos, piano

13. August 2021 at 7.00 pm

Slovenian Philharmonic

13

August

Friday

Arcadi Volodos, piano

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

7.00 pm

Slovenian Philharmonic

Chicago, musical

16. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

16

August

Monday

Chicago, musical

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Chicago, musical

17. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

17

August

Tuesday

Chicago, musical

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Chicago, musical

18. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

18

August

Wednesday

Chicago, musical

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Chicago, musical

19. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

19

August

Thursday

Chicago, musical

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Chicago, musical

20. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

20

August

Friday

Chicago, musical

Hightlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Lolita, musical

St Petersburg’s LDM Novaya Stsena theatre
23. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

23

August

Monday

Lolita, musical

St Petersburg’s LDM Novaya Stsena theatre

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Lolita, musical

St Petersburg’s LDM Novaya Stsena theatre
24. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

24

August

Tuesday

Lolita, musical

St Petersburg’s LDM Novaya Stsena theatre

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

José Cura, tenor with guests

Elisa Balbo, soprano
Nuška Drašček, mezzo-soprano
Pétér Balczó, tenor
Marcell Bakonyi, bass
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Youth Choir
Slovenian Philharmonic Choir
Mario De Rose, conductor
25. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

25

August

Wednesday

José Cura, tenor with guests

Elisa Balbo, soprano
Nuška Drašček, mezzo-soprano
Pétér Balczó, tenor
Marcell Bakonyi, bass
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Youth Choir
Slovenian Philharmonic Choir
Mario De Rose, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Only1planet

Slovene National Youth Orchestra
Živa Ploj Peršuh, conductor
Katalena
26. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

26

August

Thursday

Only1planet

Slovene National Youth Orchestra
Živa Ploj Peršuh, conductor
Katalena

8.30 pm

Congress Square

Vlado Kreslin with guests

27. August 2021 at 8.30 pm

Congress Square

27

August

Friday

Vlado Kreslin with guests

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

8.30 pm

Congress Square

P. Mihelčič: Aurora and the Cricket
Lyric opera for two voices and chamber ensemble

Milan Dekleva, libretto
Simon Krečič, conductor
Eva Hribernik, stage director
30. August 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

30

August

Monday

P. Mihelčič: Aurora and the Cricket
Lyric opera for two voices and chamber ensemble

Milan Dekleva, libretto
Simon Krečič, conductor
Eva Hribernik, stage director

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

P. Mihelčič: Aurora and the Cricket
Lyric opera for two voices and chamber ensemble

Milan Dekleva, libretto
Simon Krečič, conductor
Eva Hribernik, stage director
31. August 2021 at 7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

31

August

Tuesday

P. Mihelčič: Aurora and the Cricket
Lyric opera for two voices and chamber ensemble

Milan Dekleva, libretto
Simon Krečič, conductor
Eva Hribernik, stage director

7.00 pm

Križevniška Church

Irena Grafenauer, flute
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Mate Bekavac, conductor

Štefica Stipančević, soprano
Nuška Drašček, mezzo-soprano
Blaž Šef, actor
Dekor Chamber Choir
2. September 2021 at 7.00 pm

Congress Square

2

September

Thursday

Irena Grafenauer, flute
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Mate Bekavac, conductor

Štefica Stipančević, soprano
Nuška Drašček, mezzo-soprano
Blaž Šef, actor
Dekor Chamber Choir

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

7.00 pm

Congress Square

Baltic Sea Philharmonic

Kristjan Järvi, conductor
6. September 2021 at 7.00 pm

Congress Square

6

September

Monday

Baltic Sea Philharmonic

Kristjan Järvi, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

7.00 pm

Congress Square

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
Kerem Hasan, conductor
8. September 2021 at 7.00 pm

Congress Square

8

September

Wednesday

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
Kerem Hasan, conductor

Closing of the 69th Ljubljana Festival

7.00 pm

Congress Square