from: der Reporter aj
Eutin (aj). Some things are obvious and yet cannot be achieved overnight: "It needs the spirit and the time must be ripe," said Dominique Caron, director of the Eutin Festival.
The time was ripe for the Eutin Festival and the palace, and the fruits of this collaboration should not only taste good to the distinguished cultural gourmets. Anyone who buys a ticket for a performance of the summer opera this season can use it to visit the palace at the reduced price of 6 euros.
The offer is valid regardless of whether the guests attend the musical "Kiss me, Kate", the opera "Ein Maskenball", the singing play "Abu Hassan" or the gala evening: "We have experienced that there were a number of guests who made a visit to Eutin with a visit to the palace out of a visit to the opera", reported Brigitta Herrmann, Managing Director of the Palace Foundation. It is also new that tickets can be purchased directly from the Schloss Shop from Tuesday, 14 May.
Verdi's "Masked Ball" also brings into play a special relationship between the castle and the open-air opera: the Swedish king Gustav III is not only the tragic main character of the work. The assassinated monarch is also one of the highlights of the "Murderous Guided Tour", which has been on the palace programme since 2017.
Gustav was a scion of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf and thus, even though he was never in the flesh in Eutin, has a connection to the historical walls. So it is obvious to ask for a "Murderous Guided Tour" three hours before the performances of "A Masked Ball" and to give director Dominique Caron the opportunity to build a bridge through the castle garden to the stage. On 13 July and 3 August at 5 p.m. and on 19 and 26 July and on 9 and 22 August at 4 p.m. she will play the role of the castle guide for a quarter of an hour alongside castle employee Ulrike Unger: "It is wonderful that the king of our festival summer is also present here", said the director of the "Masked Ball" production. For Falk Herzog, the cooperation of the great Eutin cultural actors, which is not conceived as a flash in the pan, is a step from the small to the overall experience in the city: "It's about getting people excited about culture. Because that is the pound with which Eutin can grow," says the festival's managing director.