Bedřich Smetana, the creator of Czech modern classical music, was born in Litomyšl in 1824. In 1949 the first festival was held in his honour, an event that has evolved into Smetana’s Litomyšl International Opera Festival.
From its inception in 1993 the KYPRIA International Festival has presented Cypriots and visitors with a varied and stimulating arts programme of the highest possible standard. The festival has forged a reputation as the leading cultural event in Cyprus, and takes place annually in major cities.
International Festival Sarajevo Sarajevo Winter was established in 1984, after the Winter Olympics Games held in Sarajevo. It gathers artists from all over the world, respecting diversities and different languages. It covers a lot of branches of the art.