Premiere of the Passion Play: celebrity show running in Oberammergau

Following a plague vow from 1633, the place usually shows “the play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every ten years. Because of the pandemic, game director Christian Stückl had postponed the passion, which was actually scheduled for 2020, by two years.

During the break, Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) and the community gave a state reception. Prominent guests from politics, culture and society were invited to the premiere.

Ilse Aigner admires the passionate commitment

The President of the State Parliament and CSU Upper Bavarian leader Ilse Aigner admires the passionate commitment of the people of Oberammergau to their passion plays. “I just find it impressive – this community effort.” The play, the actors “and the wonderful music – very good”.

Uschi Glas appreciates the historical specifications

Uschi Glas appreciates the consistency of the Oberammergau Passion Play. “I’m glad the tradition is being preserved,” said the actress. The Munich native alluded to the costumes, which were designed simply and based on historical specifications. “I’m not a fan of suddenly doing it in jeans.”

All 20 leading roles such as Jesus and Maria are cast twice. Up to 450,000 spectators are expected at the 100 performances until October 2nd. For the first time, two Oberammergau Muslims have leading roles.

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