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La clemenza di Tito
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Saturday, 15. December 2018 Tickets
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Macbeth
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Sunday, 16. December 2018 Tickets
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Lazarus
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Friday, 21. December 2018 Tickets
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Tristan und Isolde
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Saturday, 22. December 2018 Tickets
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The Transposed Heads
BlackBox Musiktheater
Friday, 14. December 2018 Tickets
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Operetta by Carl Zeller

What is a Tyrolean bird seller doing in the Palatinate region? Carl Zeller has provided the answer in a theatrically effective manner since 1891. This was the year when his operetta classic premiered, with its chock-a-block full of catchy musical numbers such as “Ich bin die Christel von der Post“ (I’m Christel from the Post), “Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol” (Do you give roses in Tyrol?), or “Wie mein Ahnl zwanzig Jahr” (When my ‘Ahnl” was twenty). Once again this year the operetta specialist, Karl Absenger, who recently directed the productions of The White Horse Inn and A Night in Venice, will be the director of this staging.
19 december 2018 - 4 july 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Opera by Peggy Glanville-Hicks

Australian Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912–1990) is considered one of the most beguiling composers in the English-speaking regions. Her Opera, The Transposed Heads, based on Thomas Mann’s eponymous, bizarrely fascinating novella inspired by an Indian legend distinguishes itself by employing a varied tonal language that, thanks to the extensive use of drums, is driven by an energetic, exotic pulse. 
24 november - 29 december 2018 | BlackBox Musiktheater
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Musical by George and Ira Gershwin and Craig Lucas

An American WWII veteran, Jerry Mulligan, is trying to establish himself as a painter in post-war Paris and falls in love with the perfume sales girl and dancer, Lise. However his friends, Henri and Adam are enamored with Lise as well.  After its sensational success in Paris, London, and New York, The Landestheater Linz was able to secure the German language rights for the premiere of this stage adaptation of Gershwin’s dance musical, An American in Paris.
25 november 2018 - 9 may 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Musical drama (opera seria) in two acts by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart & Manfred Trojahn

In the last year of his life, Mozart composed this opera seria (serious style) based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus. It’s a compelling story of power, love and the courage for compassion. However, Mozart left the scoring of the recitative to a pupil of his. This oddity inspired the renowned contemporary composer, Manfred Trojahn, to compose a new score for the recitative. In this innovative version, the opera evolves into an enthralling dialogue between classical and modern music.  

2 november 2018 - 7 april 2018 | Großer Saal Musiktheater

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Choreographed theater by Johann Kresnik based on William Shakespeare | Music by Kurt Schwertsik

This production by the “enfant terrible” of provocative dance theater has, in the meantime, become a classic. Johann Kresnik created a furor when it was first staged in 1988.  Gaudy, while at the same time highly aesthetic is the best way to describe the work of the Austrian provocateur of the dance world with his take on adverse social and political trends. Kresnik’s Macbeth originated during the zenith of the Barschel-Pfeiffer affair in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1987 and poignantly illustrates the sanguinary battle for power.     
13 october 2018 - 17 february 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh

The extraterrestrial Newton has come to Earth to acquire water for his home planet. Years later he’s still stuck in a strange world desperately trying to numb his feelings of depression. Only when he encounters a young woman, also in great despair, are his hopes rejuvenated. Lazarus was premiered in New York in 2015 shortly before Bowie’s death. The musical is chock-a-block full of classic Bowie songs such as “Absolute Beginners,” “Heroes” and “This is not America.”
27 september 2018 - 22. january 2019 | 
Großer Saal Musiktheater 
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Story in three acts by Richard Wagner - Original production of the Bayreuth Festival 1993

Tristan und Isolde is a great love story that goes far beyond the borders of a rationale and therefore has no chance of surviving in the real world. In 1993 the German dramatist and director, Heiner Müller staged this work at the Bayreuth Festival and created a love and death roundelay of antique clarity. A co-production with the Opéra de Lyon, Müllers assistant director for the original production and current acting director in Linz, Stephan Suschke, resurrects this festival production on the stage of the Musiktheater under the musical direction of Markus Poschner with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz.
15 september 2018 - 10 february 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater 
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Linz has a new cultural landmark: the Musiktheater am Volksgarten

Since 2013, Linz has had a new cultural landmark: the Musiktheater am Volksgarten, Europe’s most modern opera house, which is where the operas, operettas, musicals and dance productions of the Landestheater Linz are put on. The new building stands out because of its excellent acoustics, high level of visitor comfort and state-of-the-art stage technology.
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