Freiburg: 03.12.2017, 6.00 pm, Sick Arena: Tour 2017
Musicians Gil Ofarim, Tarzan actors Anton Zetterholm and Milica Jovanović extend the line-up of the starsolists
From 30.11.2017 the new concert series “Disney in Concert – Magic Moments” presents the audience in 15 cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland the most beautiful moments from over 80 years of Disney film history. Now Gil Ofarim, Anton Zetterholm and Milica Jovanović have been confirmed by three other stars. Together with Cassandra Steen, Willemijn Verkaik, Lars Redlich and the Hollywood sound orchestra, conducted by Heinz Walter Florin, they bring the most popular Disney songs to the stages of the great concert arenas. Jan Köppen leads as a moderator through the evening.
The new show introduces the audience this year to the most imaginative worlds, shows the most dramatic duels between good and evil and tells the most touching love stories. The matching music for the Disney film scenes is performed live on the stage by starsolists. Cassandra Steen, Lars Redlich and Willemijn Verkalk, who have already been working for “Disney in Concerts – Magic Moments” for a month now, are now actively supported by three other artists: Gil Ofarim, Anton Zetterholm and Milica Jovanovic also confirmed their participation in this special Live production.
Musician Gil Ofarim, who is currently convinced by his outstanding dance talents at the current RTL show “Lets Dance”, became known in the 90s with his single “Round ‘n’ Round (it goes)”. Like his colleagues, Gil has a very special connection to Disney: In 2007 he directed a song for the Disney Kinofilme “Meet the Robinsons” and “Cursed”. With the Swedish Anton Zetterholm, another Disney lover joins the stars of the stars: in 2008, he played the male lead role of the Disney musical “Tarzan”, for which superstar Phil Collins selected him very personally. Engagements at home and abroad in musicals such as “Wicked”, “Dance of the Vampires”, “Les Miserables”, “Artus Excalibur” and “West Side Story” followed. The third new entry, Milica Jovanović, is no stranger to the “Disney in Concerts” series: she was able to convince her with her voice already during the tour last year. For the German-language premiere of the Disney musical “Mary Poppins”, Jovanović embodied the role of “Mrs. Banks “in Vienna. Jovanović studied musical at the Bavarian Theater Academy August Everding in Munich and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Afterwards, she was an ensemble member of the Staatsstheater in Munich for five years. Eliza in “My Fair Lady”, Papagena in “The Magic Flute” and Dorothy in “The Wizard of OZ”. Various main roles followed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
With Cassandra Steen and Willemijn Verkaik, two German original voices from past Disney animations are on the stage: Steen synchronized the role of Tiana from Disneys “Kiss the Frog” – Verkaik sang the role of Elsa in “Die Eisenkönigin – Entire Unfrozen”. Just like Willemijn Verkaik, Lars Redlich is back with the match. In the past, he has already performed in major musical productions such as: “Danny Zuko” at the Europatour of “Grease”, “Dr. Frank’n’Furter “in the” Rocky Horror Show “or” Ché “in” Evita “various main roles. The prize-winner of the prestigious Federal Competition Singing, was a top act in the largest revue theater in Europe, the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin, and was a brilliant multi-instrumentalist, singer and host at the Classic Open Air Festival at Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt.
More than 70,000 people took part in the last “Disney in Concert” tour of the musical variety, the well-known melodies and the high-profile voices. With “Magic Moments” the successful concert series will be expanded by a new show this year. As in the Disney Channel “Disney Magic Moments”, the audience gets to hear and watch the most popular film scenes with the corresponding soundtracks live. The new live production “Disney in Concert – Magic Moments” combines a sound mix from the entire Disney repertoire, from the great classics to the latest film hits. Through the multimedial performance, in which, in parallel with the music, film excerpts from the Disney productions are shown on screens, all spectators can enter a complete evening into the musical world of Disney.
SO | 03.12.2017 | 6 pm Friborg | SICK Arena
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STARSOLISTS & PROTAGONISTS
Gil Ofarim was born on 13.08.1982 in Munich as the son of the singer Abi Ofarim. Grown up in Germany and Israel w