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Playtime 2019
from 26 June – 31 August 2019

Cole Porter, Samuel und Bella Spewak

Production: Hardy Rudolz

Choreography: Vanni Viscusi

Conductor: Romely Pfund

Orchestra: Kammerphilharmonie Lübeck (KaPhiL!)

Choral conductor: Romely Pfund

Costumes: Martina Feldmann

Dramatic composition: Matthias Gerschwitz

Make-up: Marlene Girolla-Krause

The Taming of the Shrew of Shakespeare is to be performed as a musical. In the leading roles: Producer Fred Graham (Petruchio) and Lilli Vanessi (Katharina) - once happy as a married couple, but now divorced. Both have new partners ... but have their old passions really died out? Sometimes the shreds fly - sometimes the sparks spray. Can Fred tame the stubborn Lilli despite all the slaps in the face he collects, as Petruchio tries to do with Katharina? What is stage, what is life? What is play, what is serious? Mistakes, confusions: a couple, a fiancé, an affair and two crooks. A bouquet of flowers, a misunderstanding and a promissory note. A firework of dialogues and Cole Porter's enchanting music: much too hot ... and yet wonderful - so wonderful that Kiss me, Kate won the very first Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949.

Giuseppe Verdi

Production: Dominique Caron

Conductor: Hilary Griffiths

Orchestra: Kammerphilharmonie Lübeck (KaPhiL!)

Choral conductor: Romely Pfund

Costumes: Martina Feldmann

Dramatic composition: Matthias Gerschwitz

Make-up: Marlene Girolla-Krause

A masked ball (Un ballo in maschera) is a celebrated masterpiece by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
The opera was first performed in Rome in 1859.

If a king loves the wife of his best friend, he should be careful! Can the love between the dazzling King Gustav III of Sweden and Amelia, Count Anckarström's wife, exist - or has an herb grown? Can Amelia's veil cover love? Can the mask protect the king? What role does Ulrica, the fortune-teller, play? Do all her prophecies really come true? Conspiracy, desire and forgiveness: Giuseppe Verdi's opera, an emotional roller coaster ride, juggles with the themes of love and intrigue, occultism and superstition, wounded pride and revenge - and ends with murder.

Musical after a fairy tale from "Thousand and One Nights"
by Carl Maria von Weber

Musical direction: Romely Pfund

Production: Jennifer Toelstede

Equipment: Stefan Heinrichs

In cooperation with students of the Musikhochschule Lübeck

"Thousand and One Nights" in Eutin! The highly indebted court official Abu Hassan has a cunning plan: he wants to pretend his death in order to escape the creditors - and the caliph has to pay for a funeral befitting his rank. But Abu Hassan didn't expect his wife to have a secret admirer who would like to have his say ...

For the first time in 45 years Carl Maria von Weber's one-act work will be performed again at the festival and in Lübeck - and in addition as a local production: the orchestra and ensemble are made up of students from the Lübeck University of Music, with young people from Eutin and the surrounding area singing in the choir.

Nota bene: Weber has set himself a monument in the figure of Abu Hassan. His family was heavily indebted and imprisoned, later expelled from Württemberg. With the success of "Abu Hassan" he was not only able to pay off the family debts, but also to appease the Grand Duke...

Production: Dominique Caron

Anchor: Rainer Wulff

Conductor: Hilary Griffiths

Orchestra: Kammerphilharmonie Lübeck (KaPhiL!)

For the finale of the 2019 season, the Eutin Festival presents a concert of particularly moving moments from the world of opera. Farewell and departure at the same time - this is the theme of Dominique Caron's last gala evening of her tenure as artistic director. Her declared claim for her very personally colored selection of compositions, which orchestrate dramatic decisions ready for the stage: "Masterful music gives us a firework of unique truth. Viva la musica!

The names of the composers, almost all fixed stars in the opera cosmos of the 19th century, are correspondingly sonorous: from Italy Bellini, Cilea, Leoncavallo, Puccini and Verdi, from France Offenbach, Massenet and Bizet, from Eastern Europe Borodin, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky as well as from Germany Mozart, Strauss and Wagner. And the gala selection of their works is demanding, from prelude to Wagner's "Meistersängern" to the prisoner choir from Verdi's "Nabucco" to the final "Rosenkavalier "erzett by Richard Strauss. Participants of the gala evening are popular soloists of the festival, the Kammerphilharmonie Lübeck conducted by Hilary Griffiths, the choir of the Eutiner Festspiele, reinforced by the Eutiner Kantorei, and Rainer Wulff as moderator.

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