In August 2008 Heiner Goebbels premiered with great response of the audience and the british press during the Edinburgh International Festival his latest music theatre production with the HILLIARD ENSEMBLE as a coproduction of European festivals together with théâtre Vidy in Lausanne, cocomissioned by several US american venues and promoters. WIth texts by T.S.Eliot, Maurice Blanchot, Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett - Followed by performances in Germany, France, Spain, Luxembourg, USA, Italy, Austria, Switzerland already in this season 08/09 (see dates)
Stifters Dinge has been awarded with the GRAND PRIX "Mira Trailovic" at the 42nd BITEF FESTIVAL (Belgrade).
On June 7th Heiner Goebbels was awarded with the prestigious Binding - Kulturpreis in Frankfurt (Römer / Kaisersaal)
The Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag (Netherlands) organised an intense two week long "GOEBBELS FESTIVAL 2008" on the compositional work in March with lots of concerts, lectures, presentations and performances (partly also in Amsterdam).
The complete cycle Surrogate Cities for big orchestra has been performed by the Berlin Philharmonics (cond. Sir Simon Rattle) and choreographed by Mathilde Monnier as a dance project (Zukunft/BPhil - education project) at the beginning of February - and also was performed in the context of the "Goebbels Festival 2008" in Den Haag by the ASKO Ensemble and the Symfonie Orkest van het Koninklijk Conservatorium (conduct. Peter Rundel and Reinbert de Leeuw) in march. The vocal soloists in all these performances are David Moss and Jocelyn B. Smith.
Many performances of the latest music theatre production Stifters Dinge are taking place all over Europe in 2008 (France, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Serbia a.o.), Please check the detail informations (starting times) at the sites of the venues, since there will be often twice performances a day in most cities.