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ETL’s Eurydice and the power of names

in Culture / Entertainment/Stage/Theater/What's on
ETL's Eurydice. Eurydice with her father and the Stones. Image by Jackson Quang

English Theatre Leipzig’s Eurydice tells the story of Orpheus’s wife and her descent to the underworld. In the original myth the focus is entirely on Orpheus, but what happened to her down there?

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Eurydice: love, obsession, loss, and reconnecting

in Literature/Theater/What's on
The river Lethe.
The river Lethe. Photo by Marko Zoranovic, public domain.

English Theatre Leipzig is staging a new play, Eurydice, at Neues Schauspiel Leipzig. Starting with the premiere on Thursday, September 5th, there will be 5 shows, so everyone will have an opportunity to see it. We had a chance to chat with the play’s director, Julia Kragh, to find out what to expect.

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Love and MuKo’s Count of Monte Cristo

in Arts/My Leipzig
Der Graf von Monte Christo, MuKo, 06.04.2018 // Edmond Dantès (Marc Clear) und Mercédès (Marysol Ximenez-Carrillo) © Kirsten Nijhof
Der Graf von Monte Christo, MuKo, 06.04.2018 // Edmond Dantès (Marc Clear) und Mercédès (Marysol Ximenez-Carrillo) © Kirsten Nijhof

“From the moment one walks into Leipzig’s Musikalische Komödie (MuKo), the mood is set with crashing waves and a thundering drum roll for The Count of Monte Cristo.” Catch it this Saturday or Sunday for the last time this season.

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Tannhäuser’s ups and downs at the Oper

in Opera/What's on
Premiere 17.03.2018 // Tannhäuser (Burkhard Fritz), Kathrin Göring (Venus) © Tom Schulze
Premiere 17.03.2018 // Tannhäuser (Burkhard Fritz), Kathrin Göring (Venus) © Tom Schulze

Though unimpressed with its Regietheater component, our classical music reviewer was largely impressed with the singing and recommends the opera as a good, accessible introduction to Wagner. Last performance of the season: 27 May at Oper Leipzig.

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Fifty shades of fur

in O & P Highlights/Reviews/Theater
MADLEN MEYER AND PETER SEATON-CLARK OF ENGLISH THEATRE LEIPZIG PERFORM DAVID IVES’ VENUS IN FUR (c) 2017 Cappucchino & ETL

From now on, if ever I come across a statue of Venus, I will look at it differently.

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