The legend of Miljenko i Dobrila

The legend of Miljenko i Dobrila

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Kaštel Lukšić

August 4, 2017 – Opening ceremony of the program "Legend about Miljenko and Dobrila" / in front of the Vitturi Castle – Kaštel Lukšić 21.30 h
Theater play "Miljenko and Dobrila" Script: M. Kažotić / Dinko Morović, Directed and adapted by: Mladenka Gruica
The play will be performed by actors of the Kaštela Theater along with their colleagues, visiting actors from other amateur societies. The Cultural and Artistic Society Ante Zaninović and the Uskoks from Klis will add to the overall performance.
The play shows the social conditions and life in Kaštela at the end of the 17th century and clarifies social relations that led to the tragic fate of the young couple. The play, based on this script was performed for the first and only time in 1954 by the Cultural and Artistic Society Biranj in Kaštel Lukšić
August 6, 2017 – Children and Miljenko and Dobrila/ courtyard of the Rušinac Castle, Kaštel Lukšić 19.00 h
In the entertainment and educational program three groups of children will compete in two categories: Old games and quiz "How well do I know Miljenko and Dobrila?".
After the quiz and games, children prepare for an artistic interpretation related to the legend. Each group has to interpret a part related to the legend through their activities (song, acting dance).
August 7, 2017 – Baroque music soirée and arias from the opera Miljenko and Dobrila/Parish Church Kaštel Lukšić 21.00 h
Performed by: Choir from Poland Con fuoco, soloists of the Ante Ivić Opera Studio
This program takes us back to the time of Baroque, the time of Miljenko and Dobrila and customs of the aristocracy they belonged to. The concert of the Choir Con fuoco from Pszczyna, friendship city Kaštela, will mark the 20th anniversary of friendship between these two towns.

Young opera singers of the Ante Ivić Opera Studio will add to the quality of program by performing arias from Milovoj Koludrović’s opera "Miljenko and Dobrila".
The concert will take place in the baroque parish church in Kaštel Lukšić, courtesy of Vicar Stipan Šurlin, supporting thus the project about Miljenko and Dobrila.
August 9, 2017 – Dobrila’s Music Soirées / Vitturi Park, Kaštel Lukšić 21.00 h
Guests: klapa Neverin and Zorica Kondža
The cream of the crop of this year’s summer music events will be a program as a tribute to Dobrila in Vitturi Park. Role of women in society in the past until the present will be considered through Dobrila’s destiny which is a view point for looking at a woman as a mother, food provider, backbone of the family, often disempowered and deprived of deciding about her own destiny. The most beautiful songs about a woman will be performed in honor of Dobrila.
August 10, 2017 – Festival of love drinks
Within the event "Legend about Miljenko and Dobrila", the Kaštela Tourist Board, for the first time organizes the Festival of love drinks. It is a catering-gastronomic event whose aim is to promote different types of original liqueurs, brandies and spirits. The love story about Miljenko and Dobrila thus assumes an economic aspect offering an opportunity to small-scale producers and family run farms to present their products, both to locals and their guests.
All interested exhibitors will be provided a sales point for presenting one "love drink" with an original name and benefits designed for this occasion. During the evening visitors will be able to taste the chosen drink against a fee, and all exhibitors are entitled to sell other products at promotional prices.
Throughout the evening, the entertainment program will be led by Damir Mihanović – Čubi, “Master of ceremony”, and besides the music program for adults, there will be programs for children, too: acrobatic-juggling show of count Motika and his court jester, acrobat show with fire and storytelling by the fire for children and adults.