The musical with the hits

The collaboration of established stage writer and songwriter Tim Rice with ABBA's two "B's" has produced some of the greatest songs ever written for the musical stage. "One Night In Bangkok" and "I Know Him So Well" have also become number 1 hits outside the stage version, originally interpreted by Murray Head, Elaine Page and Barbara Dickson and later covered x-fold, among others by Whitney Houston , Barbra Streisand and even Mike Tyson. After the acclaimed On The Town again a big half-scenic musical with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and the Linz Musical Ensemble.
June 8 - July 1, 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater


A dance piece by Ashley Lobo - the shooting star of the Indian dance world

Yama is the Hindu god of death and the underworld. At first a mere mortal, his death brings him to a better world of light and beauty. Therefore, he is not only the ruler of the underworld but also the discoverer of a paradise in the afterlife. The Indian-Australian choreograph, Ashley Lobo, who also has choreographed over thirty “Bollywood” films combined western dance movements with connectivity, yoga, breath and touch, and thereby created the Prana-Paint & Flow techniqueTM.     
First release | 25 may - 18 june 2019 | BlackBox Musiktheater 


Four times

The Austrian Music Theater Award will be presented this year for the seventh time for performances in opera, operetta, musical and ballet. The awards will be presented on June 23, 2019 at the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck. Also this year the Landestheater Linz has been nominated again. This time in seven categories.
"Once again, the nominations testify to the quality and performance of the Musiktheater Linz. I am proud of our theatre and consider the nominations with all legitimate appreciation of an individual performance always as an award for the whole ensemble, the entire state theatre: in its context, this can be achieved. " Hermann Schneider, artistic director


Luigi Cherubini's best-known opera at the Großer Saal Musiktheater

The opera Médée (Medea) is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating works of the Italian Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842) and sets the ancient story about the sorceress Medea, which helps the Argonaut leader Jason to steal the Golden Fleece. However, after Jason breaks her to marry King Kreon's daughter, Medea seeks revenge and is ready to go to extremes 
4 May - 28 June 2019 | Großer Saal Musiktheater


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


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


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


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


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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