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The Count of Monte Christo

A spectacle based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas

Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele
Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele
by Jürgen Popig / in German

Edmond Dantès, a simple sailor from modest circumstances, is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned without a trial in the infamous Château d’If, located on a rock island off the coast of Marseille. After 14 years of imprisonment, he manages to flee, and after another ten years of preparation, he plans to revenge himself on the perpetrators. In the meantime, his opponents have reached important positions as banker, baron and senior prosecutor and belong to Paris’ high society. But Edmond Dantès is not who he was either. He now appears as the mysterious Count of Monte Christo. 

In 1845/46, shortly after »The Three Musketeers«, French writer Alexandre Dumas published »The Count of Monte Christo« as a sequel in 18 volumes, which became his biggest success and is considered the quintessential adventure novel, even today. An exciting and touching story about love and money, justice and injustice, power and revenge.

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Stage Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Edmond Dantès, der Graf von Monte Christo
Mercédès, seine Verlobte
Fernando Mondego, ihr Cousin
Abbé Faria, Gefangener / Juwelier / Napoléon Bonaparte
Monsieur Morrel, Reeder / Der Gärtner
Eugène Danglars, Zahlmeister
Hermine, seine Frau
Carconte, Gastwirtin
Gaspard Caderousse, ihr Mann
Gérard de Villefort, Staatsanwalt
Héloïse, seine Frau
Maris Bruckmann/Hagen Wiedenhöfer
Offizier, Gefängniswärter, Gendarm
»Les marins fous«
Accordion, Piano
Double bass
Statisterie des Theaters und Orchesters Heidelberg
Production Management
Alexander Schilling
Assistant Director
Laura Krahn, Helen Metzger
Assistant Stage Design
Judith Grätzer
Costume Assistant
Isabella Häußler
Hospitanz Direction
Florentine Ackermann
Hospitanz Stage Design
Frida Wilma Albrecht
Hospitanz Daramturgy
Sören Melchers
Stage Management
Burkhard Reitz
Sarah Kreß

The production of the decorative parts is carried out in the workshops of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg.

A complete list of all employees of the technical departments involved can be found here.