|Skopje Summer Open Tomorrow – 40 Days Theatre, Film, Exhibitions|
(Vest, 20.06.2005) - Macedonian Opera will ceremoniously open Skopje Summer 2005 with a concert gala tomorrow evening marking at the same time the World Day of Music. The concert will be held under the baton of Austrian Paul Wygold, and soloists Ana Durlovski – soprano, Sabina Cvilak – soprano (Austria), Valeri Terkin – tenor (Austria), and Elena Misirkova, piano will perform. The opening ceremony will be precede by an exhibition of Italian Rita Grillo.
The 26th Skopje Summer will run for 40 days and will include around 70 programme terms with music events dominating. They will traditionally include Blues and Soul festival. There will be a lot of theatre, film events, promotions.
“This year again, Skopje Summer wants to remain a medium communicating with artists and creations from all over the world,” Nikola Gligorov, director of the Directorate of Culture and Art Skopje said at a press conference. “There will also be multimedia programmes with the performances of home and foreign artists from more than 15 countries.”
A ballet performance, “I, Isadora” choreographed and directed by Olga Pangovska will have its premiere at the festival. “Red Riding Hood” on Vlatko Georgiev’s music choreographed and directed by Gordana Dean Pop Hristova will also open at the Skopje Summer.
The summer event is closing on 30th July with a visiting performance of the National Theatre in Belgrade with “Kostana” directed by Rahim Burhan.