The programme of the 2016 International May Festival (Maifestspiele) was revealed at a press conference on 10 February 2016 in the Großes Haus Foyer. The Wiesbaden State Theatre will once again open its doors to “welcome the world to Wiesbaden” for an exciting festival programme, jam-packed with world-renowned singers, celebrated drama ensembles and first-rate dance companies, featuring no less than 50 performances.
Due to popular demand, the Geschwister Pfister return to the Großes Haus on 11 December with their show "Wie wär's, wie wär's – Geschwister Pfister in Tuscany
". In addition, Andreja Schneider (aka Fräulein Schneider) will be playing the role of Mrs. Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper
on 22 and 28 December and, of course, the whole trio is still on stage in the operetta Der Graf von Luxemburg
until March 2016.
Start-up fundraising campaign for Wiesbaden's new refugee residents
With our "Starthilfe" (Start-up assistance) fundraising campaign, you have the chance to make two people happy: someone who already has almost everything, and someone who has very little. By donating an amount of your choice, you can enable new refugee residents of Wiesbaden to visit the theatre, thereby introducing them to the city's cultural life. The recipients will be able to choose from all the productions in our various departments, from opera, drama and concerts to the various productions of the youth drama and musical divisions. Your loved ones, colleagues, clients or business partners in whose name(s) you donate will receive an attractive gift card with greetings from you. Or you can treat yourself with this gesture!
Further information is available at the Box Office or by calling 0611.132 325
Have you heard about the shopping and delivery service offered by Kiezkaufhaus? Our theatre tickets and gift certificates can now be purchased HERE
for delivery by their friendly bike messengers, so why not treat yourself or someone else? While you're at it, perhaps add a good bottle of wine from a local wine merchant, a fitting music CD or a gastronomic treat! All their products are carefully selected from local Wiesbaden retail.
Looking back on a successful opening season
In his editorial to the first issue of the new magazine, ballet director Tim Plegge describes the newly-established Hessian State Ballet's first season journey as "a launch pad from which we simply sky-rocketed". The publication is jam-packed with visuals from the company's own productions and guest performances, as well as an introduction to the artists-in-residence, choreographers and an overview of the new season's productions. Download or browse the magazine online, by following one of the links below.
This year’s opening event, our annual Theatre Festival, was a resounding success, with a total of 4,146 tickets sold for the various productions programmed in the upcoming season. Apart from the Christmas production “Das doppelte Lottchen”
, the bestsellers of the day were Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer”
, Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s new production of “Otello”
, the first ballet of the season, “Weltenwanderer”
, the new Youth State Musical production “Zwei hoffnungslos verdorbene Schurken”
, as well as the operetta “Der Graf von Luxemburg”
, the new production of “Hänsel und Gretel”
and the play “Buddenbrooks”
We are delighted that around 8,000 visitors came to the theatre to find out more about our upcoming productions and to take a peek behind the scenes.
Photos: Sven-Helge Czichy