70th Ljubljana Festival
20 July 2022
This year’s jubilee 70th Ljubljana Festival, with a vast programme of more than 80 different events, is already in full swing. The diverse cultural events ensure that in the summer months Ljubljana becomes a meeting point for renowned foreign and Slovenian artists. As is traditional, the festival began in Congress Square, this year with the Summer Night concert, which paid tribute to the writers of unforgettable lyrics on the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Slovene Song. Until the end of the summer Cankarjev Dom, the Križanke Summer Theatre and other venues will host numerous cultural events that will liven up the capital.
The events will include numerous operas and chamber and symphony concerts. One of the greatest classical works, La Damnation de Faust, will be conducted by Charles Dutoit, and the festival stage will also host the conductor Riccardo Muti and the actor John Malkovich. The West–Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim with the soloist Lang Lang – performing in Ljubljana for the first time – will present a programme inspired by the Iberian peninsula.
The honorary patron of the 2022 Ljubljana Festival is the Mayor of the City of Ljubljana, Mr Zoran Janković.
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