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Marie Antoinette
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Wednesday, 24. April 2019 Tickets
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Polnische Hochzeit
BlackBox Musiktheater
Wednesday, 24. April 2019 Tickets
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Elektra
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
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Musical by Thomas Zaufke and Henry Mason based on the Novel by Edmund de Waal

In his bestseller, Edmund de Waal told the story of his family, a mighty clan of Jewish businessmen and the saga of a family heirloom: a collection of Netsuke – Japanese wood carvings – that survived world wars and Jewish pogroms. For Henry Mason, who grew up in Linz, this commissioned production is a project of the heart.
6 April - 3 July 2019 | Schauspielhaus
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Dance enactment by Mei Hong Lin | Music by Walter Haupt

Marie Antoinette, the French queen, fashion icon and the epitome of the lascivious woman who is seen as the symbol of a despised system that indulges in every form of corruption and is incapable of initiating necessary reforms. Mei Hong Lin has created a complex portrait of Austrian Empress Maria Theresa’s youngest daughter. The composer of the work, Walter Haupt, is the creator of the “Klangwolke” (Sound Cloud) Linz.  
30 march - 5 june 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Opera in one-act by Othmar Schoeck

The Amazonian queen, Penthesilea, and her adversary, the Greek warrior Achilles fall in love. However, this breach of taboo costs them both their lives. In 1808 this Greek mythological tale inspired Heinrich von Kleist to write one of the most powerfully eloquent German dramas. Othmar Schoeck composed a forceful, late romantic influenced score for this work in 1927. In 2017, Peter Konwitschny, one of the leading contemporary directors, staged Schoeck’s opera at the Bonn Opera. In 2019 this production can be seen again in Linz.   
2 March - 5 July 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Musical by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Terrence McNally

The story takes place in New York, at the beginning of the 20th Century: A black ragtime-pianist is striving for social acceptance, a Jewish immigrant becomes a celebrated movie maker, a woman from the white upper class evolves into a civil rights activist. Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, the syncopated, or ‘ragged,’ rhythm is the perfect soundtrack to bring those turbulent times to life in a compelling musical.  
8 February - 29 June 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Tragedy in one-act by Richard Strauss

Greek mythology, early psychoanalysis, and late Romantic-Opera are intertwined. After Salome and The Woman without a Shadow, the Landestheater Linz continues its Richard Strauss cycle with the 1-act tragic opera, Elektra. It’s a compelling, dramatic reflection; presenting a nervous, complex psychological profile of the palace court in Mycenae and Elektra’s great revenge. Revel in the experience of seeing the principal conductor, Markus Poschner at the console of a huge orchestral apparatus!  
19 january - 26 april 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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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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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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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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