The Ljubljana Festival, with its long history and tradition of presenting premier artistic events, contributes significantly to the cultural life of Ljubljana in the summer.
The festival’s rich programme of concert, opera, and ballet events features internationally renowned artists, including some of the world's most recognised names in music and performing arts.
The main venue of the Ljubljana Festival is the picturesque Križanke Summer Theatre, a gem of 13th century architecture rebuilt to its present form by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Festival events are also held at a number of other prestigious venues in Ljubljana and its surrounding areas. For several years now, the opening of the Ljubljana Festival has been held in Kongresni trg, one of Ljubljana's central squares.
Voca People are a group of friendly aliens from the planet Voca, where all communication is based on music and musical expression. They will give a performance full of energy, humour and fun that all music fans can enjoy.
Autumn Blossoms, a 19th century Slovenian literary classic telling a story about the love between a successful middle-aged city-dweller and a young country girl, which has been etched into the national consciousness also by its film adaptation, is now coming alive with a stage adaptation as a musical.
Violin virtuoso Sergej Krylov returns to the Ljubljana Festival this year. Joining him in a piano trio are cellist Alexander Kniazev, a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic and an Honoured Artist of Russia, and pianist Nikolai Lugansky, one of the world's leading interpreters of the piano repertoire.
Boris Eifman’s ballet Tchaikovsky.Pro et contra is the result of the choreographer’s years-long contemplation of the great composer’s personality and creative world. The ballet is set to the music of P. I. Tchaikovsky.
The musical Vesna is adapted from Slovenian first romantic comedy film of the same name. It’s the work of the proven creative team that brought the hit musical Blossoms in the Autumn to the stage three years ago.