The Eutin Festival is on the verge of a historical caesura: for the first time since 1951 it will not present any performances on the lake stage in summer.
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According to Herzog, the political discussions about the change of the Nature Park Information Centre from Plön to Eutin are followed by the festival "in peace and quiet and with the necessary neutrality". In no case one wants to interfere into these local arguments. Herzog: "Firstly, we are not entitled to this and secondly, it is not in our interest at all as a cultural enterprise that consciously addresses all sections of the population".
The Festspiele's managing director regretted, however, that in the public debate "misunderstandings" had unfortunately also occasionally become loud. Literally: "For the sake of clarification, I can only say this: the Nature Park Association approached us in spring 2018 to ask whether they could rent parts of the Opera Barn for a new exhibition and his office. We examined that, and it was declared possible as an option. Of course, the necessary construction investments would have to be borne by the owner as landlord. But the decision as to whether and how this is to be realised is primarily a matter for the association and its members".
The nature park must now concretize its ideas for use so that a conversion plan can be submitted for approval. If all open questions are clarified quickly and a contract on the tenancy is concluded, the conversion of the scenery warehouse could begin in autumn 2019. For the Festspiele, this would entail the task of finding replacement rooms for the storage of the stage setups. Herzog: "We are building on the support promised to us by the city of Eutin".
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