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Saxon Switzerland National Park region – 100 million years of nature


At the Felsenbühne Rathen, Europe´s most attractive, natural outdoor amphitheater situated right in the heart of the national park known as "Saxony`s Switzerland" Mother Nature always gets top billing. The towering rock formations found in Rathen´s impressive "Wehl Gorge" make a most suiting and natural backdrop for the performances. The Landesbühnen Sachsen (Saxony`s own traveling ensemble) will be once again bringing action, adventure, romance and beautiful music to this magnificent, sandstone theater.

Carl Maria von Weber`s grand, romantic Masterpiece, the opera "Der Freischütz", combines musical elements depicting heaven and Hades, bridal bouquets and funeral wreaths: literally, the whole gamut of emotional experience so typically associated with the German Romantic Era. The brand-new staging of this work, including lavish and opulent effects and pyrotechnics, carries the artistic signature of operatic stage-director Horst O. Kupich. Interestingly enough, Weber`s opera was actually written in the wooded and mountainous landscape surrounding the city of Dresden, and the Landesbühnen Sachsen`s performances on the Felsenbühne Rathen promise to be an unforgettable, theatrical experience for opera fans.

The sounds of horses galloping and wild shoot-outs ringing throughout the valley foretell of an entirely different kind of adventure: Western-Author Karl May`s fantasy figures Winnetou and Old Shatterhand are still in action and have been alive and well at the Felsenbühne Rathen since 1938.

Whether hiking fans or opera buffs, western enthusiasts, love-birds or extended families: everyone`s sure to find a stage production to pique their interest. After a short hike through the woods and up the mountain trail, theater-goers are overwhelmed by the magnificent view and the symbiosis of Nature and Art which unfolds before their eyes - and all of this just 40 kilometers distance from the cultural city of Dresden.

Handicapped persons may take advantage of the car service, which transports them up to the stage. Please place requests for this service in advance.

Further information: www.landesbuehnen-sachsen.de/top-menu/english-information/


12.05.2018 - 02.09.2018


Felsenbühne Rathen
Amselgrund 17
01824 Kurort Rathen
Fon: +49 (0) 35024 7770
Fax: +49 (0) 35024 77735


Felsenbühne Rathen
Fon: +49 (0) 35024 7770
Fax: +49 (0) 35024 77735


The only regularly occurring Shostakovich festival in the world: With the Staatskapelle Dresden and international artists.

Further information: www.schostakowitsch-tage.de


22.06.2018 - 24.06.2018


Konzertscheune Gohrisch
Neue Hauptstraße 116B
01824 Gohrisch


Schostakowitsch in Gohrisch e.V.
Fon: +49 (0) 35021 59025
Fax: +49 (0) 35021 66155



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