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Michael Obst

Under the glacier

Music theatre
Text by Hermann Schneider based on the novel Am Gletscher (Kristnihald undir Jökli) by Halldór Laxness
Commissioned by Landestheater Linz
In German with surtitles

First Release 21.05.2022
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater
Duration 03 hrs. 00 min.

Dates 2021/2022

Saturday, 21. May 2022
19:30 - 22:30

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Wednesday, 01. June 2022
19:30 - 22:30

Linzer Aktivpass-Ermäßigung
19:00 Uhr Einführung
Wednesday, 08. June 2022
19:30 - 22:30

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Tuesday, 21. June 2022
19:30 - 22:30

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Friday, 01. July 2022
19:30 - 22:30

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Thursday, 07. July 2022
19:30 - 22:30

Zum letzten Mal
19:00 Uhr Einführung


At the foot of the Snæfell Glacier, a parish priest is neglecting his pastoral duties, so the rumour goes, which leads a young clergyman from Reykjavík to the Icelandic province on behalf of the church authorities. What awaits him there, however, is far more complicated: a priest who would rather repair camping cookers than preach, an immeasurably wealthy and influential big businessman and three shepherds who speak of the miracles of revival and seem to need little reality are only the beginning of a wondrous and enigmatic story about a society between popular belief and modernity.

Michael Obst, who brought the Linz Landestheater a real hit with his opera Solaris in 2016, has now taken on the novel Am Gletscher by Iceland's only Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness for his latest work and brings its dazzling, profoundly comic world to life on the stage of the Music Theatre.


Vebi, Vertreter des Bischof
Anna Alàs i Jové
Tumi Jonson, Kirchenvorsteher
Dominik Nekel
Mutter Jonson, seine Frau
Vaida Raginskytė
Fina Jonson, seine Stieftochter
Tina Josephine Jaeger
Sira Jon, Gemeindepfarrer
Michael Wagner
Ua, seine Frau
Gotho Griesmeier
Helgi, Bauer
Matthäus Schmidlechner
Alfberg, Trucker
Martin Achrainer
Saknussem Il, Hirte
Peter Fabig
Epimenides, Hirte
Michael Daub
Der Tropfen, Hirte
Domen Fajfar
Stößeldora, Haushälterin des Pfarrers
Fenja Lukas
Syngman, Erfinder
Hans Schöpflin
Die Stimme des Lachses
Alois Mühlbacher
Ein Bergtroll
Klaus Müller-Beck

Bruckner Orchester Linz