Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Queen Anna

Queen Anna in the musical "3 Musketeers" is one of the central figure around which the intrigue the cardinal schemes revolves. The three (four, really) musketeers rush to aid their queen and are thus involved in the power struggle.

Queen Anna in the musical '3 Musketeers'.
Queen Anna in the musical '3 Musketeers'.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


What would the Three Musketeers be without the young hero d'Artagnan?

In the Freising production d'Artagnan is cast twice in order to cover all six performances.

D'Artagnan in the musical '3 Musketeers'. D'Artagnan in the musical '3 Musketeers'.
d'Artagnan ... ... and d'Artagnan

It is fascinating to watch how two actors interpret the same role differently. This a matter of "better" or "worse" but rather of personality and artistic freedom. It also makes the two cast different enough to warrant watching them both - I count myself fortunate to be in a position that allows me to do so.

Monday, August 22, 2011


At the end of October, the Musical "3 Musketeers" will be performed in Freising. One of the main roles is Constance, Queen Annas handmaiden and d'Artagnans lover.

Constance aus "Die 3 Musketiere"

The story of the 3 Musketeers is set in 17. century France. That is why Constance is lit with a soft, diffuse light, as if the light was falling through a diffuse window. This style (Chiaroscuro) reminds me immediately of the great painters Rembrandt and Vermeer and carries me to the past.