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
Fr, 16.11.2018
Grosses Haus19:30
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?


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
Mrs. Higgins Margit Schulte-Tigges
Eliza Doolittle Mira Benser
Alfred P. Doolittle Michael Birnbaum
Colonel Pickering Uwe Kraus
Freddy Eynsford-Hill Björn Breckheimer
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill Petra Urban
Mrs. Pearce Petra Welteroth
Zoltan Karpathy Klaus Krückemeyer
Chor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden