“Wagner Reloaded” Show at Arena Leipzig postponed due to burglary and theft in production halls / warehouses
Leipzig. The recital of the dance and music spectacle “Wagner Reloaded” at “Arena Leipzig” on september 27 will have to be postponed after the production’s storage, containing costumes, properties and technical equipment, was broken into.
According to project manager Thomas Guggi, the breaking was noticed on Monday night. The police have initiated a criminal investigation.
Unknown perpetrators have stolen and destroyed parts of the properties, stage design as well as technical equipment and costumes. “Not only were individual objects spoilt, in fact the whole production process is affected by the damage.”, said Guggi on tuesday night. “We can’t guarantee a safe show anymore. The artists , as well as us promoters are shocked!”, the project director added.“the work of two years was destroyed in the course of the burglary.”
And it’s not only about physical values: With the robbery and destruction of various unique costumes and properties, ideational artistic values are lost.
It will be impossible to do the show to the stage on September 27, as there is not enough time to replace the damaged objects.
“In our present situation, we simply cannot present “Wagner Reloaded” to the audience completely and with a hundred percent, said Guggi.
Kindly “Arena Leipzig” immediately agreed to find a solution for a substitutional date for the show.
Further information on this issue will be announced shortly.
Customers are requested to use the ticket agency’s hotline for all further questions:
+49 (0)341 14 990 758 (“Roßdeutscher & Bartel”)
All press inquiries will be answered by spokesperson Maria Schenderlein,
Tel: +49 (0)341 246 93 45
On the occasion of his 200th birthday, “Wagner Reloaded” brought the life and works of Richard Wagner on stage. Themed “Apocalyptica meets Wagner”, Berlin based choreographer and the brains behind the show Gregor Seyffert has staged a cross-conceptional spectacular mix of dance, music, XXL stage setting and artfully staged projections in the native city of the composer. All in all there are 250 people performing on a huge stage of 50 meters. At the sold out premieres in July 2013, more than 11.000 spectators watched the show.
“Wagner Reloaded” not only marked the beginning of German TV Channel MDR’s “Musiksommer”, the MDR Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kristjan Järvi was also part of the show and played the compositions of Richard Wagner and Eicca Toppinen -leader of Apocalyptica- together with the Finnish heavy metal band.
Due to the unabated great demand, a prompt resumption of the production had been scheduled for September 27.