musical & opera meets gourmet
Since its foundation in 1951, operas and operettas have been the focus of the Eutin Festival. This summer, on one of the most beautiful natural stages in Germany, with the musical “Cabaret” and Puccini´s opera “La Bohème”. With almost 1,900 seats, the Eutiner Seebühne is one of the largest open-air stages in northern Germany. Due to its special characteristics, the stage does not require any additional acoustic amplification. In addition to the wonderful musical pieces in the evening, enjoy the perfectly staged cuisine of gourmet chef Christian Scharrer with a 3-course lunch on the sun terrace of the COURTIER restaurant, which has been awarded 2 Michelin stars.
AVAILABLE TICKETS & PRESENTATIONS
Musical with the cult hit "Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome"
Friday, 26 June (Premiere)
Saturday, 03rd July / Friday, 09th July / Saturday, 10th July / Friday, 23rd July / Saturday, 31st July / Friday, 6th August / Friday, 20th August 2021
All shows 08.00 pm
On stage and in the cinema, the musical "Cabaret" is an international favourite of every audience. First performed on Broadway in 1966, this love story set in the late "Roaring Twenties" in Berlin reflects the turbulent zeitgeist during the waning days of the Weimar Republic in a way that is both captivating and thought-provoking. With "Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!", the successful composer John Kander ("New York, New York") provided the No. 1 theme tune for musicals in general, especially of course for "Cabaret".
The story is told by the US writer Clifford Bradshaw, looking for inspiration for a new book in Berlin. A travelling companion sends him to the Kit-Kat Club, where he meets the singer Sally Bowles. The two fall in love and share a room in Fräulein Schneider's boarding house, who in turn has caught the eye of fruit salesman Herr Schultz. His hopes are however crushed: Miss Schneider is cautioned against marrying a Jew. And unfortunately, it´s not all sunshine and roses for Sally and Clifford either: she falls pregnant but sees no reason to give up her cabaret career. He, on the other hand, sees the danger of the antisemitic and xenophobic hostilities turning violent in the emerging Nazi dictatorship. What has politics got to do with their life? We do know how it ends ...
Eternally young opera by Giacomo Puccini about love (in the original Italian version)
Friday, 30th July (Premiere) / Sunday, 01st August / Saturday, 07th August / Saturday, 21st August 2021
All shows 08:00 pm (01st August 04:00 pm)
All of Paris dreams of love, in all times, in every generation. Giacomo Puccini composed an eternally current opera for this special attitude to life: a love story as moving as the music, filled with heart, pain and passion, so beautiful it moves you to tears. First performed in Turin in 1896, "La Bohème" has now been one of the world's most successful operas for the last 125 years.
Set around 1850 in the Parisian artistic scene four friends find it difficult to earn a living as painters, musicians, philosophers and poets. It is much simpler for them to seek and enjoy the pleasures of life. Thus, the poor poet Rodolfo is instantly inflamed by his charming neighbour Mimi when she knocks on his door one evening. She reciprocates his feelings spontaneously, voilà: The happiness of their love is celebrated by the circle of friends.
However, the exhilaration does not last. The closer they get, the more threatening their happiness seems to both of them. For Mimi is terminally ill, and Rodolfo, as a starving artist, does not have the means to help her. Isn't it better to separate and not have a sense of responsibility for each other? But neither of them can let go of the other permanently - despite all the happy-go-lucky promises of the bohemians surrounding them. Until death do them part ... one of the most poignant final scenes in opera history.
Note from the organizer:
The New Eutin Festival endeavors to perform in all weather conditions. The organizer reserves the right to postpone the start of a performance by up to 1 hour, to interrupt the performance or to cancel it in the event of bad weather and/or in the event of danger to the participants and/or the audience and/or in the event of feared damage to equipment, in particular musical instruments. Cancellations may be made at the earliest immediately before the beginning of the performance. If a performance (e.g. in extreme weather conditions) has to be cancelled before the start, the resort will refund the tickets. If a performance is played, there is no claim for damages. (Excerpt from the General Terms and Conditions)
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