LEONARD BERNSTEIN Ouverture to »Candide«, »Symphonic Dances« from »West Side Story«

GEORGE GERSHWIN »An American in Paris. Tone Poem for Orchestra«

GEORGES BIZET Excerpts from the »Carmen«-Suites

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA »Libertango«, »Oblivion«

MANUEL DE FALLA »Danza ritual del fuego« from »El amor brujo«

ALBERTO GINASTERA Four dances from »Estancia«, op. 8

Orchestra of the Ludwigsburg Festival

Ryan McAdams Musical direction

Rousing melodies to dancing fireworks: the popular open air at the Seeschloss Monrepos ends the 2023 festival season with incomparably rhythmic music. The Jets and Sharks from »West Side Story« sweep musically across the stage, the femme fatale Carmen beckons with delightful melodies and we hear the city of love from the perspective of an American composer. In this (South) American-influenced programme, tango, ballet, symphonic dances, and ritual fire dances go hand in hand and play out through equally moving fireworks in the sky. American conductor Ryan McAdams joins forces with the Festival Orchestra to create a season finale of rhythm, dance and fire.

Image © Werner Kuhnle

dates and tickets


22 Jul



Seeschloss Monrepos, Ludwigsburg
Karten 40 ⁄ 50 ⁄ 65 ⁄ 80 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €