Opera

My Fair Lady

Frederick Loewe (1901 – 1988)
Sung in German
Musical in two acts
Libretto by Alan Jay Lerner, based on "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw
Orchestration by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip Emil Joseph Lang
Choreography by Hanya Holm
First performance: 1956 in New York

A Broadway classic, "My Fair Lady" brings song and dance to George Bernard Shaw's satirical play "Pygmalion". Based on an ancient Greek myth, the story revolves around a man who creates his version of the ideal woman - but what should happen when this "creation" decides to be independent, with her own ideas and opinions? At first, the young, uneducated Eliza and her particular brand of street slang present a mere scientific challenge to linguist Henry Higgins - the subject of a bet amongst friends. As soon as she learns to pronounce "The rain in Spain..." and passes for an educated lady at the ball, he loses interest in her. Or is there more to the story after all?

Cast

Conductor Christoph Stiller
Director Beka Savić
Stage Designer Bettina Neuhaus
Costume Designer Claudia Jenatsch
Choreographer Myriam Lifka
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Katja Leclerc, Laura Weber
Professor Henry Higgins Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Eliza Doolittle Mira Benser
Alfred P. Doolittle Michael Birnbaum
Colonel Pickering Uwe Kraus
Freddy Eynsford-Hill Björn Breckheimer
Mrs. Higgins Margit Schulte-Tigges
Mrs. Pearce Petra Welteroth
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill Petra Urban
Jana Schmidt
Zoltan Karpathy Klaus Krückemeyer
Sebastian Link, Kyoung-Soon Kim, Christian Balzer, Sławomir Wielgus, Oliver Steinmetz, Martin Stoschka, John Holyoke, Jochen Elbert, Ines Behrendt, Michaela Wielgus, Vladimir Emelin, Patrick James Hurley, Osvaldo Navarro-Turres, Aldomir Mollov, Mike Burs, Anna Heldmaier, Norman Hofmann, Ilka Ludwig, Stella Monogenes, Viktoria Reese, NN, Chor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden