With a one-hour ceremony the new interim venue of the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg was opened on October 1st: the Theaterfabrik Blaue Halle on the premises of va-Q-tec AG in the Dürrbachau.
The festivities were opened by Ilia Papandreou as guest star of the evening, to which representatives from politics and economy as well as friends and sponsors of the Mainfranken Theatre were invited. She sang the famous aria of Elisabeth from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, accompanied on piano by pianist Silvia Vassallo Paleologo. With a wink, Ilia Papandreou paid homage to the special spirit of the place by intoning the first lines in the text version “Dich, Blaue Halle, grüß’ ich wieder”.
Ilia Papandreou’s last guest appearance at the Mainfranken Theatre was in 2019, where she made her acclaimed Ariadne debut in Dominique Horwitz’ production of Ariadne auf Naxos.