It might be the Ultra Festival weekend these days. But soon Split will turn the page and become the main cultural spot in Croatia with its 61st Split Summer Festival.
The opening night is planned on Tuesday July 14, 2015 with the premiere of the opera Samson and Dalila by Camille Saint-Saensa at the Croatian National Theatre Split at 21:00. To make the evening even more glamorous an pre-event in front of the Theatre building “Šušur prid Teatron” with various performances by the members of the National Theatre Split will give us a taste of this year‘s festival program.
Within the next 32 days, there will be 52 performances in 19 locations by the members of the Split National Theatre and their guests with various opera, ballet, drama, concerts, exhibitions and musicals.
It is now the 3rd year, that I am following the Split Summer Festival, but sadly only by reading its program. Although the connection from Hvar to the mainland is fairly good during the summer, there is still no way I could visit any of the performances and return home as they all start around 9 pm. And of course they do. It‘s summer. During those long hot days, there is no way anything could start any sooner, especially when there are several outdoor performances planned, like at the Sustipan. I understand that, but still, I wish Split would be closer..