The classic by Johann Strauss was shown in a new version by director Peter Hofbauer – with a plot that was 110 years younger and was moved to the 1920s by the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Peter Kratochvil was responsible for the direction, Ilona Glöckel for the stage design, Elisabeth Blutsch for the choreography and Florian Schäfer for the musical direction. According to their own statements, around 5,500 tickets were sold.
“A big thank you goes to everyone involved in the Schloss Weitra Festival, above all to the many volunteers who are just as involved in the success of Wiener Blut as all the performers on and behind the stage,” explains Thomas Breit, Managing Director of the Castle Weitra Festival. After a year as managing director, he is happy to be able to draw a positive balance: “Especially after these two difficult years, we are very happy that Wiener Blut was finally able to take place this year.”
Artistic Director Peter Hofbauer emphasizes: “With this production we managed to ignite emotional bonfires in the audience. Even people who don’t really know much about operetta were unknowingly sparking enthusiasm. I’m pleased that the patent for an all-round renewed operetta with a small, fine all-rounder ensemble was received with such enthusiasm by the audience.”