Frei wie der Wind! - Die (wirklich wahre) Geschichte der Gebrüder Lilienthal
Free like the Wind! - The
(really true) story of the Brothers Lilienthal
A german musical in 2 acts
with 19 scenes and 12 songs
& Music: Niels Fölster
Make-Up: Karna Bree, Marie Kolb and Gabi May
Costumes: Katrin Fritze, Kerstin Junge, Elena Hildebrandt, Natalia Lorenz
Youth Orchestra (2016): Helgo Belinski, Johannes Kölbel, Annette Lapschies
Light: Max Willmes
Sound: Florian Kempin, mmt veranstaltungstechnik
Scenery, Lighting Design and Video Programming:
Zoltan Tombor, Max Willmes
Niels Fölster, Claus Stahnke (2016)
Photos © Juliane Lindner
|Premiere on the
11th of September in 2016 in the "Kulturzentrum Rathenow"
9.9., 12.9. and 13.9.2016
22.9., 23.9. and 24.9.2017
Cast: 9 Women, 3 Men, next performers, dancers
Harp, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Alto sax, Tenor sax, Chimes, Strings, Drums, Electric Bass and Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano, Keyboard
like the Wind" is a homage to the brothers Lilienthal, especially to
the foolhardy Otto Lilienthal. The story of the brothers is connected
to the story of two guardian angels. By trying to save Otto's life they
take a big challenge...The musical is about the life of the brothers
Lilienthal, their dreams and hopes, the foundation of their own steam
engine factory in Berlin, the exploration of bird flight and finally
the tragic accident of Otto in 1896.
How do humans use their scientific progress? What responsibility do we
carry? How far will we go to realize our dreams? And why is there so
much suffering and hatred in the world? Why can't we believe in love
The musical CD can be ordered here:
firstname.lastname@example.org or in the bookstore "Tieke" in Rathenow.
Photos © 2016 Juliane Lindner/Niels Fölster
The Photo of Otto Lilienthal is kindly provided by the Otto-Lilienthal-Museum in Anklam/Germany.
Musical Camp in August 2016 was a great experience and one of the best
camps I ever had with my students from Rathenow. Many thanks also to the
teachers: Veronika Foelster, Marie-Jo Friske, Katrin Fritze,
Elena Hildebrandt, Annette Lapschies, Zoltan Tombor, Helgo Belinski,
Johannes Koelbel and Claus Stahnke. The stage and the orchestra pit were
full of energy and the sold out shows were celebrated by the excited
audience. More than 1600 spectators visited the four perfomances. And
also the revival of "Free like the Wind!" in 2017 was a huge success.
Thanks to the fantastic team, all the supporters and our audience!