Ohrid Summer Festival

Aug 20 2023

The 63 edition of Ohrid Summer Festival (12.07.2023 -20.08.2023) will start at 12 of July with the performance of Opera diva Angela Georgiou from Romania at the Ancient Theater in Ohrid. A big name in the drama program will perform, the world-famous actor, producer and director John Malkovich. The American film star perfome in Ohrid at 26 of July in the play directed by Michael Stürminger "An Evening of John Malkovich" accompanied by sopranos Chen Reiss and Susan Langbein and the Vienna Academy Orchestra. He is the most exclusive guest who will be included in the list of the greatest artists who have performed throughout the festival history of "Ohrid Summer".

Some of the world famous artist performing in in the musical part of the program are: the famous violinist Nemanja Radulović and the Double Sense orchestra, the Frank Dupre jazz trio, as well as a piano recital by Frank Dupre, the violinist Irina Muresanu with the "Fames" orchestra. Furthermore the pianist Dino Imeri and Mimosa Qeka with individual recitals, the piano duo Gelebeshevi, the trio "Aura", the traditional concert of the Musical Youth of Macedonia, a wind trio with a concert dedicated to the flutist Ilija Zimbo and finally the musical program, the day before the closing ceremony, the choir "Pro ars" under the direction of Sašo Tatarčevski, with a newly created piece by professor Živojin Glisić, titled "12 months". For the festival's birthday, on August 4, there will be fado music performed by Joana Amendoeira, Pedro Amendoeira and João Filipe.


The 63-rd edition of Ohrid Summer Festival, starts its theater program with Steven Friedman and the Broadway play The Bull of Phalaris, an extraordinary autobiographical monodrama about a genius mind in search of answers to life's essential questions, extracting the beauty in each human pain. July 29 is reserved for another big play, "Anna Karenina", produced by "Ujvudeki Zinhazh" from Novi Sad, and directed by our director Dejan Projkovski. One of the most awarded plays in the region in recent years, based on Tolstoy's great work with an exalted natariv and his famous masterful description of small lives and decisions that can or cannot be lived with.

"Ohrid Summer" will have its first home production premiere on August 6, with the Theater "Jordan Hadji Konstantinov - The Giant" from Veles and the play "Edward the Second" based on the text of Christopher Marlowe, directed by the Ukrainian director Andriy Zholdak. On August 10, the Ohrid National Theater with "Seryozha e tup" by Dimitri Danilov, directed by Diana Nikolovska, on August 14, the Prilep Theater "Vojdan Chernodrinski" will stage one of the greatest literary works, "The Decameron" by Giovanni Boccaccio, in dramatization by Lidija Mitoska-Gjorgjievska, directed by the phenomenal Martin Kochovski.

On August 18, the City Theater from Ljubljana is coming with the play "Nora" by Ibsen, a play that marked this theater season in Slovenia, directed by our best director Nela Vitosevic, in whose main role one of the greatest Slovenian actresses, Aida Smrekar, performs. To close the festival, we have the biggest regional star, the actor Miloš Biković in the play The Lie by Florian Zeller, directed by Nikola Ljuca, and produced by the Belgrade Drama Theater.



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