Experienced festival-goers have cushions, woolen blankets and rain protection in their luggage.
From August 13th to 29th, festival visitors can look forward to colorful mix of opera, gala, choral works, musicals, operettas and shows through to drama in the Roman amphitheatres in Xanten.
To begin with, “Turandot” (Giacomo Puccini) will take the festival visitors to the festival on August 13th and 14th far eastern world. Who does not remember the inconspicuous Paul Potts, who achieved world fame overnight with the aria “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot”?
At the great “Gala Night of the Opera” on August 15th the will be heard Arias and choirs from the most famous operas, sung by internationally known opera stars in series of colorful melodies and scenes.
With "Carmina Burana", Carl Orff's most famous choral work, the Summer Festival will continue on August 20 and 21 . This production with more than 200 participants in the middle of the Roman arena has already impressed us several times.
Dr. With “Elvis - The Show”, Kingsize brings perfect performance with live music and the best entertainment to the stage. Together with the "Celebration Singers" and "The Hot Hazelnuts", the Elvis actor competes with Elvis classics such as "Love Me Tender", "In The Ghetto", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Can't Help Falling in Love With You "A foray through rock and roll, gospel and country music.
After the series in Vienna, Zurich and Munich," Beauty and the Beast "is coming for the first time as an open-air performance in German to Xanten. Martin Doepke's musical success is on the program on August 27th, 28th and 29th.
In the amphitheater in Xanten-Birten, probably the world's most famous lovers will meet. From August 20th to 22nd, William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” is play on the program.
For fans of the light muse, the curtain rises for the operetta against the wonderful backdrop of the wooded amphitheater "The beggar student". The successful piece by Carl Millöcker will provide amusing entertainment on August 27th, 28th and 29th.
Information and tickets are available on 02801 777777 and on the Internet at www.sommerfestspiele.de. P >