Berner Oberland Performing Arts

Tellfreilichtspiele

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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

For a real introduction to the local experience, don't miss the Tellfreilichtspiele, an outdoor pageant presented in Interlaken every summer by a cast of Swiss amateurs. Wrapped in a rented blanket and seated in a 2,200-seat sheltered amphitheater that opens onto illuminated woods and a permanent "medieval" village set, you'll see180 players in splendid costumes acting out the epic tale of Swiss hero Wilhelm Tell. The text is Schiller's famous play, performed in German with the guttural singsong of a Schwyzerdütsch accent—but don't worry; with galloping horses, flower-decked cows, bonfires, parades, and, of course, the famous apple-shooting climax, the operatic story tells itself. Tickets range from 36 SF to 62 SF.

Performing Art Information

Address:

Interlaken, Switzerland

Phone:

033-8223722

Published 04/14/2015

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