Land of Smiles
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Friday, 21. May 2021 Tickets
Fidelio | Twice through the heart (Zweimal durchs Herz)
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Monday, 24. May 2021 Tickets
Grosser Saal Musiktheater
Sunday, 30. May 2021 Tickets

Artistic Director Hermann Schneider presented his sixth season

 the 2021/2022 season, Landestheater Linz will present 39 new productions - including seven world premieres, four Austrian premieres and one German-language premiere - under artistic director Hermann Schneider, managing director Thomas Königstorfer, headmaster conductor Markus Poschner, drama director Stephan Suschke, dance director Mei Hong Lin, artistic director of the Young Theatre Division Nele Neitzke and artistic director of the Musical Division Matthias Davids. In addition, there are ten revivals.


Philip Glass' opera as an online premiere

The opera premiere of Traces of the Lost marked the festive opening of the music theatre in April 2013. This marked the beginning of the success story of the Musiktheater. With David Pountney as director and Dennis Russell Davies as musical director, two internationally renowned personalities could be won as godfathers for this premiere. This live recording was made on 12 April 2013 and the Austrian director and producer Felix Breisach was responsible for the visual direction. Remember with us the great moment eight years ago!
Traces of the Lost | until 15 May 2021 | Netzbühne


Vincenzo Bellini's

It is probably the most famous love story in the world, and Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto version is impossible to resist. We cordially invite you to our fourth Netzbühne premiere from the big stage of the Musiktheater Linz. On 11 April the Musiktheater celebrates its 8th birthday! Already the evening before from 7.30 pm you can watch I Capuleti e i Montecchi on our Netzbühne. Ilona Revolskaya as Giulietta and Anna Alàs i Jové as Romeo make their debut at our theatre, with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz's permanent guest conductor Enrico Calesso on the podium. Be there when our ensembles present new productions online for the first time!
I Capuleti e i Montecchi | until 8 May 2021 | Netzühne


Stream a dream! You can't come to us - we'll come to you!

For months our ensembles have been rehearsing and bringing piece after piece of this year's programme to premiere readiness, always hoping to finally experience the redeeming moment of the first performance in front of an audience. Since this is still not possible, our usual stages are now becoming a NETZBÜHNE (net stage) online! After the successful digital premieres of our Young Theatre in January, all sections of the Landestheater are now entering this new stage. In four net stage online premieres in the coming weeks, we invite you into the dreamlike world of dance, musicals, drama and opera!


We are there for you!

Since Monday, May 3, the regular opening hours and accessibility at the Musiktheater and the Schauspielhaus have been in place again.

Monday to Friday 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Saturday 9.00 AM – 12.30 PM
(closed on Sundays and holidays)

Phone +43 (0)732/76 11-400


Current information

Because of the announced measures of the Austrian Federal Government, no performances can take place at the moment.

In this context, we would like to inform you as follows: 


Song cycle by Franz Schubert | With audience favourite Martin Achrainer

Franz Schubert's Winter journey is a marvel of emotional narrative art. In Hermann Schneider's scenic realisation, the 24 songs of love and suffering become an echo chamber of longings, cinematically overwhelming in the setting by Falko Herold and Patrick Bannwart. Due to the great demand, the production with Martin Achrainer and Tommaso Lepore returns to the Großer Saal Musiktheater for three performances. "A perfect evening of music theatre that captivates us from the first to the last moment." Concerti


An amusing singspiel with music by Franz Schubert!

Generations of operetta lovers have been moved by Heinrich Berté's touching and cheerful Blossom Time (Das Dreimäderlhaus) when they felt sorry for the poor composer Franz Schubert when he was forced to renounce his love for the charming Hannerl. Of course, the Biedermeier idyll shown here has little to do with Schubert's actual life and love reality. And so Ola Rudner (music) and Angelika Messner (lyrics), with a great deal of wit and empathy, have given this old operetta a fresh cell treatment and reconciled it with the current state of Schubert's biography. "That has wit" OÖNachrichten


With the catchy tune and world hit

Hardly any other part is so closely associated with the Linz world star Richard Tauber as that of Prince Sou-Chong from Franz Lehár's The Land of Smiles. The composer and "his" tenor, whose personal "Tauber-Lied" "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" (Your is my whole heart) was once again triumphant at the world premiere in Berlin in 1929. On the occasion of Franz Lehár's 150th birthday, the Landestheater is showing a new production of this most successful Lehár-Tauber operetta. 
Premiere | 9 October 2020 | Großer Saal Musiktheater


"Piaf" - Musical by Pam Gems at Musiktheater Linz

Édith Piaf was a force of nature. Her numerous lovers, all of whom sooner or later fell from grace and were replaced, could sing a song about it. Édith was free and dangerous, had seen and done everything, and that could be seen and heard. Pam Gems wrote the biographical musical Piaf for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978, which quickly conquered the stages of the world. In bursting scenes, she suddenly illuminates stations from Édith Piaf's fascinating life. The piece is peppered with Piaf's great chansons like "L'accordéoniste", "Padam", "La vie en rose", "Mon dieu", "Milord" and "Non, je ne regrette rien". With audience favourite Daniela Dett as Édith Piaf.