Great feelings and fascinating music: Those were the SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE SCHWERIN 2017
WEST SIDE STORY as guest in the state capital Schwerin. More than 32,000 visitors experienced a deeply touching love story with almost 100 artistic contributors under the starry sky of Schwerin. The cult musical was staged and choreographed by the Swiss Simon Eichenberger, whose very own version of the "Romeo and Juliet" story celebrated its premiere on 30th June 2017 on the Old Garden. Under the musical direction of General Music Director Daniel Huppert, the Mecklenburg State Orchestra Schwerin played Leonard Bernstein's legendary music ranging from jazz to swing and Latin American dance rhythms. Stage designer Stephan Prattes had the dome of Schwerin Castle rebuilt for the scenery - as a meeting place for the protagonists Tony and Maria. The costumes were designed by Conny Lüders. The rousing songs like "Maria", "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty" or "Somewhere" were interpreted by international guests and soloists of the music theatre ensemble of the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater. The Hungarian Mercedesz Csampai took over the role of Maria, Jörn-Felix Alt the role of Tony. Sidonie Smith and Laura Friedrich Tejero performed as Anita in Schwerin.
To indulge in memories of an unforgettable evening - our impressions of SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE SCHWERIN 2017: