"We wanted to perform it only once – but now the glacier spectacle has become the Alpine Everyman", Ernst Lorenzi (Initiator)
Next April 22nd, the historical spectacle HANNIBAL will be performed again on the giant open-air stage at Sölden's Rettenbach Glacier. The performance of "HANNIBAL – The Crossing of the Alps" is all about the historical facts of the Second Punic War and its leading character Hannibal, who is described in a biographical way with all modern theater settings on a really incomparable Nature Arena.
The artistic network directed by Lawine Torrèn in collaboration with Sölden and Red Bull, has put on stage Hannibal's historic crossing of the Alps. 500 actors will take part in the new production of Carthage's epic attack on Rome by crossing the Alps with his army of elephants. But instead of elephants, the spectators will see snow-grooming machines. Skiers, climbers, parachutists do act as modern-day warriors. Giant horsemen cross the endless glacier fields on their Skidoos while flying acrobats try to hinder the attack. The ultimate showdown features plenty of music, light effects, video films, and a pyrotechnic show.
How Hannibal Show was born