Back in autumn 2022
TIPI AM KANZLERAMT presents:
Pasquale Aleardi, film and television star, singer and European from a Greek-Italian family, presents us “his” Eurovision Song Contest with four background singers and a band of seven musicians. In the middle of the 20th century, the Eurovision Song Contest was given birth to as the “Grand Prix Eurovision De La Chanson Européenne”, which is where the title of this show comes from. The idea was to show the wide diversity of European music – and to also make a glamorous contribution towards reuniting a Europe that was still divided after World War Two using music as its means.
What emerged was a glitzy major musical event that is followed annually by an audience of millions. It has transformed to become a song contest showing Europe’s variety of cultural facets – thematically, compositionally and in terms of musical interpretation.
Aleardi leads us through compositions from the early years that became world hits, right up to beats from today’s younger generation with songs conveying messages critical of society. Chanson, canzone, Schlager or song – the audience can look forward to a very personal re-encounter with a familiar Europe, and more than anything else to a brand-new look at a surprisingly almost-forgotten musical Europe.
Singing & moderation: Pasquale Aleardi
Direction and choreography: Danny Costello
Arrangements and musical direction: Damian Omansen
Stage design: Timo Dentler / Okarina Peter
Costumes: Heike Seidler
Authors: Uli Heissig / Stefan Huber
Conception and artistic direction: Lutz Deisinger
Trumpet: David Skip Reinhart, Christian Meyers
Trombone: Stephan Bohm, Daniel Busch
Reeds: Oliver Oltersdorf, Björn FrankGuitar: Greg Dinunzi, Sebastian Ulmer
Bass: Stephan Pfaff, Björn Werra
Drums: Kai Schönburg, Hendrik Havekost, Ralf Kuendgen
Piano, MD: Damian Omansen, Ferdinand v. Seebach