An der Schwemm
E Kappsprong an d’Lëtzebuergesch Musekgeschicht!
Splish, splash! More than a hundred years after the one-off performance of the musical An der Schwemm (1922) by the Luxembourg composer Lou Koster, an adaptation is now being performed at the Festival de Wiltz. The writer and journalist Batty Weber wrote the libretto in Luxembourgish at the time. The story of Lory, a self-confident swimmer, who resists the advances of the civil servant Zengerlé in the swimming pool and at the same time falls in love with the handsome soldier and swimming instructor Reddy, is being performed. The swimming pool symbolises the melting pot of 1920s social life. The stage belongs entirely to the main character, who fights for her freedom.
Cast & Creatives
Lou Koster, Tatsiana Zelianko, music. Batty Weber, Roland Gelhausen, libretto. Marion Rothhaar, direction. Jonathan Kaell, musical direction. Peggy Wurth, set & costumes. Laetitia Lang, assistant director. Joël Seiller, hair & make-up. Christophe Bornet (tenor), Loïc Schlentz (baritone), Valérie Stammet (soprano), vocals. Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg, Choer de l’INECC Luxembourg, musical accompaniment.
A production of Opéra mobile in co-production with the Escher Theatre, CAPE – Centre des Arts Pluriels Ettelbruck, Festival de Wiltz, INECC Luxembourg and MASKéNADA, with the support of the Ministère de la Culture and SACEM Luxembourg and in collaboration with cid – Fraen an Gender.
Duration: 1h10 (without break)
Prices: 35€ Adults, 20€ 4-26 years, 1,50€ Kulturpass
On tour: 27 & 28/01/2024, Escher Theater
03 & 04/02/2024, CAPE Ettelbrück