Split Summer Festival 2009

time: 14.7.2009. - 14.8.2009.
place: Split, Croatia
organiser: Splitsko kulturno ljeto
This year's 55th Split Summer Festival will open on 14 July with a ballet-opera premiere "Carmina Burana", the intendant of the city's National Theatre (HNK) and Split Summer Festival director Milan Strljic told at news conference.

Restituting ancient motives and popular expression as traditional program structure, dealing with universal questions, open to Croatian and foreign artists and their various creative sensibilities, the Festival proves to be a guarantee of our contribution to European culture and our cultural identity.

Expending its program outside the Split limits to the stages of equally important County cities it eliminates elitism and, at the same time, proves its openness to everybody, calling for collective exercise of thought and feast of spirit.

This program with more than sixty performances in Split and other County cities, in all its variety and aesthetic diversity, is proper to a typical Mediterranean community that carries the theatre as a natural heritage for centuries in its blood, nerves, memory and spirit.