Premiere of West Side Story at the Seefestspiele Mörbisch festival in Austria
With the rousing world success “West Side Story”, one of the very great musical classics can be experienced for the first time on the lake stage.
The gripping plot about two rival gangs in 1950s New York and a great Romeo and Juliet love story that unfolds between Tony and Maria has captivated an audience of millions since its premiere in 1957. And rightly so: Leonard Bernstein’s fantastic music and the many great songs (“Maria”, “Tonight”, “Somewhere” or “Mambo”) will also electrify the Mörbisch audience and take them by storm.
The songs are sung in English, the dialogues are in German and are brought to the lake stage by a young ensemble in a credible and gripping way.