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Castle and festival offer a shared experience

from: shz-Online by Constanze Emde

EUTIN The palace and the festival have been neighbours in the palace garden for seven decades - so far rather discreetly and only linked with individual actions, but this is changing thanks to the active approach of both sides.

"We are natural partners on this site and we share the same goals: We want to bring culture to life and get people excited about it," said Festspiel Managing Director Falk Herzog.
What does the cooperation look like? The Eutin Festival and the Palace offer a combi-ticket with which every festival visitor can visit the Eutin Palace at the reduced price of six euros. From Tuesday, 14 May, tickets for the musical "Kiss me, Kate" and Verdi's opera "Ein Maskenball" can also be purchased in the castle's museum shop. "This year we are also offering a theme tour for festival-goers entitled 'Murderous Stories', which starts three hours before the start of the opera performance in the castle," said Brigitta Herrmann, head of the castle. In it, the artistic director Dominique Caron, who is staging the Verdi opera this season, will give exclusive insights into the opera and the life of Gustav III. In the tour and as in the opera, the assassination of the Swedish king, offspring of the Princely House of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf, is the theme, reveals Ulrike Unger, who conceived the tours and also offers them twice a week outside the opera dates. Exact dates find interested ones in the Internet under www.schloss-eutin.de.

"If you like, you can eat in the castle kitchen after the guided tour and then go to the opera in comfort," said Herrmann. Already in the past year it observed this often. With this cooperation, both sides, the castle and the festival, want to highlight Eutin's great cultural heritage and jointly promote it, Herrmann said. emd

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