This summer, mighty Kufstein Fortress high above Kufstein is the extraordinary, historic outdoor venue for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical “Evita”.
This summer, Kufstein Operetta Summer offers lovers of musical and of the uplifting music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the opportunity to enjoy his great work, “Evita”. One of the most popular collaborations between composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, this legendary musical features a memorable score including the internationally acclaimed hit “Don't Cry For Me Argentina” and “You Must Love Me”. Choreography is by Enrique Casa Valga. Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33. Evita premiered in London in 1978. Productions of Evita have been performed all over the world. A major 1996 film adaptation starred Madonna in the title role and Antonio Banderas as Che.
Mighty Kufstein Fortress, towering high above the charming small town of Kufstein, is the extraordinary, historic outdoor venue for the Kufstein Operetta Summer, which is now in its 14th year. The outdoor performance at the Festival Arena, which can be covered in the event of inclement weather, is a captivating and memorable experience.