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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Experience nature, enjoy culture - this motto applies to all productions of the Eutin Festival, whose 69th season opens with the musical classic "Kiss me, Kate". The play combines Shakespeare's immortal comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" with Cole Porter's catchy tunes. "This piece within the piece is a fast-paced, wonderful battle of the sexes, you can't get out of laughing," promises director Hardy Rudolz, the grand seigneur of the musical in Germany. The public dress rehearsal will take place on 26 June, with the premiere on 28 June.
The second main piece of the season will follow on 12 July with "A Masked Ball". Giuseppe Verdi's fateful drama revolves around a triangular story, the way she loves opera: a king, his confidante and his wife - a soprano between baritone and tenor. The dramatic end of this Italian masterpiece is predicted by a fortune-teller: the Swedish king Gustav III will be fatally wounded at a festival. This is exactly what happened in Stockholm in 1792, an assassination at a masked ball. By the way, the monarch came from the family of the Eutin prince-bishops - now history revives on the idyllic opera stage in the castle garden.
"Au revoir" is the name of the game for Dominique Caron on 31 August. After eight successful years as celebrated artistic director, she bid farewell to the Eutin lake stage with the gala evening "Viva la Musica! For the veritable fireworks of music and pyrotechnics Caron has chosen her personal program: Moving opera melodies by famous composers are performed by outstanding soloists, a vocally powerful choir and the Kammerphilharmonie Lübeck.
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.