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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In the morning, specially invited landlords of holiday accommodation applauded the lively show, in the afternoon, young and old sang and clapped their hands in the fully booked round.
"The positive response to our two events was great for everyone involved," said Anke Rädel, Managing Director of Malente Tourismus und Service GmbH. Musical expert Hardy Rudolz, highly successful in his profession as actor and director, had arranged a varied programme for the performances in the Kursaal. Together with soprano Anja-Katharina Wigger, the baritone served the audience popular melodies from musicals and operettas. The festival conductor Romely Pfund, who was accompanied by the piano, shrewdly smiles the Gedangsduo; coffee and cake for the lively music show came from Thaysen's Backstube.
Rudolz also sprinkled personal confessions such as his love for Holstein Switzerland into his witty moderation of the songs and the stage world: "Many of my relatives are at home here. As a boy I spent my holidays in the Torhaus on Gut Rothensande! In addition, he skilfully prepared the visitors for the coming season of the festival. He will be staging the Cole Porter musical "Kiss me, Kate" on the Eutin lake stage, in his words, "so that everyone will have their fun".
The Verdi opera "A Masked Ball" is more serious, but in her informative announcement, director Dominique Caron emphasised that this musical masterpiece is a sign of quality for the programme of the Eutin Festival.
The cooperation with Malenter Tourismus GmbH will also be continued. A joint event in the Kurpark is planned for the summer.
Colourful entertainment, great emotions - this is the enormous emotional range promised by director Tobias Materna for the production of the musical "A Cage Full of Fools" at the Eutin Festival.
The Korean baritone Hyunkyum Kim won the Eutin Festival prize of honour. Hilary Griffiths, Artistic Director Classical Music at the Festival, congratulated the 28-year-old singer on this success in the finale of the Maritim Music Prize.