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The 52nd edition of the Ohrid Summer Festival kicked off on Thursday with "Romeo and Juliet", a spectacle including over 200 Macedonian and international artists.
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The performance in Ohrid’s ancient amphitheatre brought together ballet dancers, an orchestra, a choir, opera singers and acrobats along with 3D special effects that appeared to set the stage ablaze.
Running from July 12 to August 20, this year’s edition of the country’s largest musical-stage event has brought to Macedonia some of the world’s best known artists.
Audiences this year can see the Dominican pianist and composer Michel Camilo and attend a concert by Russian violin virtuoso Ilya Gringolts. A concert by Italian cellist Enrico Dindo is also part of this year’s offer.
Slovenia's Perpetuum Jazzile, a jazz and popular music choir, will take the stage at the end of the festival.
Founded in 1961, the Ohrid Summer Festival has presented major international stars over the years, including conductor Zubin Mehta, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, singer Jessye Norman, composer Ennio Morricone and tenor Jose Carreras.
Held on the shores of Lake Ohrid on stages scattered around picturesque old town, the ambience adds much value to the festival.
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