In terms of its programme, the Wiltz Festival stays true to its self-imposed standard of excellence: over five weeks this summer it will host premieres and new crossover productions featuring national and international artists of a variety of genres, from nouveau cirque, opera and musical to jazz, indie electronic, klezmer and chanson. And in addition to the tasty cultural events on the menu, the festival’s food village will provide a range of culinary delicacies to delight one's palate.
The award-winning Australian company Gravity & Other Myths present their sensational show “Backbone.” For the first time live on stage in Luxembourg, the dancers and acrobats will set out to redefine the laws of gravity in a breath-taking performance.
Children from the age of four will be thrilled to find Peter Pan on the menu of this year’s Festival de Wiltz. Theater Lichtermeer from Germany invite the small folk and the bigger folk to join them for a fantastic trip to Neverland.
And the festival has another premiere in store: The newly founded ensemble Caleidoscop from Luxembourg, featuring Sébastien Duguet, Daniel Gruselle, Victor Kraus and Jeannot Sanavia, will compile a special programme for their performance at Wiltz, encompassing music from many different corners of the globe, from klezmer to Argentine tango and traditional Balkan tunes.
The Weeltzer Musek will again host a dinner concert this year, under the heading Esou schmacht Wooltz: local associations will prepare a range of international delicacies to delight the palate, and the Flying Orkestar will support the Weeltzer Musek with genuine Balkan vibes.
Spanish company Le Tendre Amour come to Wiltz with a special opera production in tow: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s opera classic Don Quichotte in the company’s celebrated adaptation as an opéra comique, seasoned with extra dance numbers and acrobatics. For the performance at the festival, the ensemble will be supported by Luxembourg’s Lux Vocalis choir.
This year’s jazz session at the Hexenturm features the award-winning blues and jazz singer and songwriter, Ernst Molden, from Vienna. In his first ever performance in Luxemburg he will be telling stories about love and life, granting the audience a fascinating glimpse into the depths of the Viennese soul.
The one-day Festival within the Festival is an evening dedicated to cross-over. The programme includes four acts: the Berlin-based ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, arguably the most exciting merger between classical instruments and club music, featuring trumpet, tuba, violin, cello, harp, piano, drums, percussion and Moog synthesizer; Francesco Tristano from Luxembourg, who is considered to be one of the most innovative pianists of his generation, and regards himself as a commuter between techno and classical music; Jerome Klein, also from Luxembourg, with his latest project KLEIN, a play with contrasts in a minimalistic setting, and Glass Museum from Belgium.
Trio Joubran bring the mysterious beauty of faraway lands to Wiltz: the virtuoso lute players, accompanied by a percussionist, will delight the audience with oriental music in all its shapes and guises. The trio have performed at large concert halls, such as the Carnegie Hall, and most recently have collaborated on a project with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.
Melody Gardot, the distinguished singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winner from Philadelphia, will be making a stopover at Wiltz during her European tour. Her finely nuanced jazz and soul chansons and her marvellously soft voice are a treat not only for jazz lovers.
To apply for your FREE tickets to Gravity & Other Myths: Backbone that is taking place on Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 21:15 at the Chateau de Wiltz, please enter below (requires registration & log-in) and state your mobile telephone number. The draw will be made at 18:00 on Thursday 21 June. Winners will be contacted directly. Winning tickets will be available at the venue on the day.