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July 2006

Operas in Oberammergau and a Rock Musical Augsburg

Though it’s not yet time for the Passion plays, those with a passion for opera can enjoy these three great performances at the Passionstheater in Oberammergau this summer: July 7 and 8, La Traviata; August 4 and 5, Nabucco; September 1, 2 and 3, Carmen. For tickets, which cost between € 39 and € 75, call the hotline at (08822) 923 58, or visit If musicals are more your thing, head north instead, and enjoy an open-air performance of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar at the Freilichtbühne am Roten Tor in Augsburg. The elaborate production, put on each night by a cast and crew of as many as 150, features crowd favorite Thomas Peters in the title role and, as Judas, Andy Kuntz, lead singer of the heavy metal band, Vanden Plas. Ticket prices vary depending on dates, seating and applicable discounts. For dates, times, prices and tickets, visit

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