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A Night in Venice
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Sunday, 25. February 2018 Tickets
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Rigoletto
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Wednesday, 07. March 2018 Tickets
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Hairspray
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Saturday, 26. May 2018 Tickets
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La Damnation de Faust
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Monday, 26. February 2018 Tickets
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Ron Cowen | Daniel Lipman | George Stiles | Anthony Drewe

The setting: a small Northern English town in 1947. A few local businessmen want to host a banquet in honor of the impending marriage of Princess Elisabeth and Prince Philip. Of course, this requires a large, good piece of meat for the occasion. But food is rationed at the time and meat hard to get. The idea is hatched to illegally mast a pig for the occasion: Betty, a pink dream of an animal. However the chiropodist, Gilbert Chilvers hears about the plan and on the prompting of his wife decides to steal Betty. More mayhem ensues, but who can slaughter a loveable pig with such doleful blue eyes.  
Premiere | 24 February 2018 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Opera by Alois Bröder

The philosopher, Ernst Bloch, called it the “the most beautiful story ever written”: Johann Peter Hebel’s 1881 short story, Unverhofftes Wiedersehen (Unexpected Reunion), extracted from his diary. Shortly before the impending marriage of a young, happy couple the husband-to-be doesn’t return home after an incident at the mine he works in. Fifty years later a body is found in the pit. The man has been well preserved by the salt of the mountain, yet his identity is a mystery to the village community. Only his former bride who, in the meantime, is an old woman recognizes the still young man and the unexpected reunion, as the title suggests, takes place. 

Premiere | 25 February 2018 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Dramatic Legend by Hector Berlioz | Coproduction with Opéra de Lyon

“What holds the world together at the core,” the premise for the Faust story is one of the great literary works of modern times. Twenty years after the first publication of Goethe’s Faust, Hector Berlioz discovered the first French translation of the universal tragedy. The story left a lasting impression and inspired the great French symphonic composer of the romantic era to compose La Damnation de Faust. This innovative work combines opera styles with those of a symphonic composition as well as that of an oratorio. By employing this unique combination Mephistopheles, Marguerite and the choir establish themselves as equal protagonists to Faust in this compelling performance.

3 February - 24 April 2018 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Operetta by Johann Strauss

It’s not just any night in this costume comedy of mistaken identity by Johann Strauss, but a night during Venetian Carnival festivities. Virtually a 5th season, which was not only the main theater season but also filled the entire city with excessive goings-on and spectacles, turning it into a frenzied state. This festive setting gives Duke Guido of Urbino a clever idea: using the backdrop to approach the wife of Senator Bartolomeo Delaqua. The female protagonists however have their ideas what a successful carnival night entails and, with perplexing masquerading antics, attempt to take advantage of the situation as well.     

2 December 2017 -  29 June 2018 | Großer Saal Musiktheater
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Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

It’s the epitome of the Italian opera. Verdi’s Rigoletto was inspired by the ideas and spirit, as well as the rich cultural history of 19th Century France. While searching for the appropriate theme, Verdi finally decided to use Victor Hugo’s Le roi s’amuse (The King Amuses Himself). On the urging of Austrian censors librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, moved the location of the story from Paris to the Italian town of Mantua. Despite the initial difficulties Verdi encountered, Victor Hugo’s figure of the ambivalent, hunchback court jester, Rigoletto, as the main protagonist in the opera that, in a somewhat concealed way, has evolved into perhaps the composer’s most political work. Nonetheless, it served as a foundation for his international acclaim. 
4 November 2017 - 20 March 2018 | Großer Saal Musiktheater

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Showtime with the Musicalensemble Linz

The 10 soloists of the Linz Musicalensemble come up with a very personal evening about the music of their adolescent days. Which music did you hear when you had your first kiss? What was your favourite song when you were 15? Which hit song did you hate to hear? Viennese producer and arranger Christian Frank created a cappella versions and exceptional arrangements of popular hits of the last decades for a showtime with the Musicalensemble almost without musical theatre numbers.
SOLD OUT | 18 November 2017 - 21 May 2018  | BlackBox Musiktheater
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Musical based on the film by John Waters | Music by Marc Shaiman

Baltimore 1962: Tracy Turnblad, a chubby Teenager with a zest for life, dreams of dancing on the Corny Collins Show, a popular local TV-show. While her mother, Edna, is afraid that she will be made fun of because of her looks her father, Wilber, encourages her. Tracy makes it onto the show and becomes the idol of many teenagers. She uses her newfound fame to champion the cause of racial integration. A great chaos ensues during the voting for “Miss Teenage Hairspray,” which Tracy initially wins but then disqualified, only to later be reinstated by the Governor of Maryland. At the inauguration ceremonies, Tracy makes her appearance and gets everyone to dance…   
15 September 2017 - 26 May 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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