With 12 spectacular, entertaining productions from June to the end of August, the Nagyerdei Open-Air Stage offers a summer programme of theatre performances and concerts. Tickets go on sale on the 8th of May, Wednesday at online platforms and ticket offices.

Last year, the Open-Air Stage opened its season with a black comedy, Zenthe Ferenc Theatre’s production of August in Oklahoma. There will be no shortage of summer experiences this year either. At the announcement of this season on Tuesday, it was said one of the most exciting times of the year is when culture moves to the Great Forest.

“What is taking place here, at the Open-Air Stage, is a very fresh aspect of the city’s cultural life, and I think this will be one of the most outstanding series of events this year, which will last until the end of August,” Mayor László Papp pointed out. This time, seven guest companies will present their performances at the series of events, so the program will represent the best of the cultural life of the Carpathian Basin. Among these, one of the strongest cultural connections is with Debrecen’s sister city, Nagyvárad.

“When we see the processes taking place in Europe, the various fragmentations, this unity, this thinking as one family, this tuning in to each other’s needs, whether in the field of culture, cooperation of educational institutions or infrastructure investments,  is an example for all of us,” parliamentary representative Rozália Bíró emphasised.

The first performance of the summer theatre season will be the production of “Csinibaba” (Pretty Doll) on the 24th of June of Szigligeti Theatre Oradea.

“When I was six years old, I was listening to my grandmother’s vinyl records of the songs you will hear in Csinibaba. Wonderful hits. I think we have created this performance for everyone’s enjoyment. It’s very nice for us, it’s meaningful, but it’s also entertaining,” General Director of Szigligeti Theatre Oradea Katalin Czvikker said.

This year’s programme is characterised by a wide variety of genres, with musical and prose comedies, musicals and dance performances, as well as three concerts. 

The Csokonai National Theatre, for example, will be staging Pál utcai fiúk (Boys from Pál Street) for the hundredth time here. ”Another of my personal favourites is the Szeged Contemporary Ballet’s Carmina Burana choreographed by Tamás Juronics,, which has been performed here since 2001. It has toured the world, it has been a huge success and we were able to bring it here,” Director of the Csokonai National Theatre in Debrecen Szabolcs Mátyássy said. 

Last year, more than 10,000 people bought tickets for the Open-Air Stage’s programmes. Tickets for this season go on sale on Wednesday.

Source: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U