Our sell-out first night at the Opera on the Rhine was a great success.
For many of our visitors this was the first time they had visited the opera and the feedback I have had has been excellent with several saying they would like to return soon.
The performance we enjoyed on June 23rd was La Wally, set in snowy Austrian Tirol during a festival.The feedback I have heard so far has been wonderful. Our colourful group was made up of visitors from Korea, Germany, Italy, India, Scandinavia, Japan, USA, South Africa, Spain, UK and the Netherlands.
The incredible voice of leading lady Morenike Fadayomi left many with goose bumps and even a few tears. You can catch her again soon here at the Opera House as she will be the star of Porgy and Bess which is playing from 28.07 - 09.08.09.
After the performance we were treated to a privileged peek backstage lead by Kurt Helbig, head of marketing at the Rheinopera. The glimpse behind the scenes was absolutely fascinating as we discovered the sheer volume and just a fraction of the complexity involved in what goes into putting on the spectacular productions at this historic opera house. The stage staff could not have been more accommodating, even elevating us at one point on the hydraulic stage.
We'd like to thank the Opera House and especially Kurt Helbig for making this happen. We look forward to visiting the Rheinopera again in the new season. If you would like to join the mailing list for forthcoming opera events, and this includes the ballet too, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org