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Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
Musical comedy by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) / A production by MuTh and the Vienna Boys' Choir

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“Zauberwort”, Op. 153 (1888) by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901), is a musical comedy for children. It revolves around themes of language and understanding, humour and mischief, magic and responsibility. The stage is filled with real and pretend Caliphs, magicians, sages, frogs, storks, an owl, a real princess, and one or two mirages. Expect singing, magic, croaking, and — of course — laughter.

The literary source for the piece is “Die Geschichte vom Kalif Storch“ (The Story of Caliph Stork) by Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827), a “literary” fairy tale which tells the various stories of travellers in a caravan, and is taken from Hauff’s 1826 Fairy Tale Almanac. The libretto is by Rheinberger’s wife Fanny von Hoffnaass.

Wolfgang Dosch and the Vienna Boys’ Choir bring this seldom-performed work, based on the story by Wilhelm Hauff, to the MuTh stage.

Tickets: Band A €35/ B €32/ C €29; box seats €45; Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9
School groups: €5 per child

 

  • Libretto: Franziska Fanny von Hoffnaass
  • Director: Wolfgang Dosch
  • Design: Susanne Thomasberger
  • Choir: Vienna Boys' Choir
  • Kapellmeister: Jimmy Chiang
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  1. December 2019

    The Nutcracker
    Ballet by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / A “dancearts” Christmas presentation

    Gute Hirten (The Good Shepherds) 2019
    The Vienna Boys' Choir’s Christmas Concert

    Gute Hirten (The Good Shepherds) 2019
    The Vienna Boys' Choir’s Christmas Concert

    Adeste fideles
    Christmas Concert by the Croatian Centre of Vienna

    New Vienna Nativity Play 2019
    Repeat production

    New Vienna Nativity Play 2019
    Repeat production

    New Vienna Nativity Play 2019
    Repeat production

    New Year’s Eve Buffet
    in the Atelier

  2. January 2020

    Große Kammermusik – Great chamber music
    Christian Altenburger in the MuTh

    • Christian Altenburger
  3. February 2020

    Charity Awards Gala
    European Ballet Grand Prix 2020 / “Hand in Hand Charity Project”

    Vienna – Berlin #2
    Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    • Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    Atalante Quartett
    Next Generation in the MuTh

    • Next Generation in the MuTh

    Ronald Kodritsch: punky flowers
    Preview / modulart in the MuTh

    Bilder einer Ausstellung – Pictures at an Exhibition
    A production of Wiener Taschenoper and the Natalia Sats-Theatre, Moscow

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 1

    Bilder einer Ausstellung – Pictures at an Exhibition
    A production of Wiener Taschenoper and the Natalia Sats-Theatre, Moscow

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 2

    Pure Beethoven:
    Minetti Quartet in the MuTh

    • Minetti Quartett in the MuTh

    Stage technology workshop

  4. March 2020

    Loibner, Jasbar, Schwarz / Rina Kaçinari & Maria Craffonara
    Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    • Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    Sona MacDonald & The Whizkey Brothers
    A Song Celebration

    • My favorites 1

    Karl Markovics: UANSCHLIAFFA
    Zum 20. Todestag von Friedrich Gulda und H. C. Artmann

    • G’mischter Satz in The MuTh

    Miwa & Steude
    Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    • Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    Musical comedy by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) / A production by MuTh and the Vienna Boys' Choir

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 1

    Richard Strauss & Johann Strauß
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    Musical comedy by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) / A production by MuTh and the Vienna Boys' Choir

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 2
  5. April 2020

    Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven (A pilgrimage to Beethoven) IV
    Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

    • Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

    Monika Ballwein celebrates The Beatles
    A fresh take on Beatles classics

    • My favorites 1

    Selini Quartet
    Next Generation in the MuTh

    • Next Generation in the MuTh

    Jorinde (In German)
    A Wiener Taschenoper production, co-produced by Musiktheater Linz

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 1

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Jorinde (In German)
    A Wiener Taschenoper production, co-produced by Musiktheater Linz

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 2
  6. May 2020

    Innehalten – Gegen Ausgrenzung
    Wort & Musik / Wiener Sängerknaben

    • Innehalten

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen: Schumann und Schubert
    Schorny in the MuTh

    • Schorny in the MuTh

    Brücken in die Gegenwart – Bridges in the present time
    Christian Altenburger in the MuTh

    • Christian Altenburger

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Billy & Johnny / Die Strottern
    Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    • Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    Haydn – Bartók – Dvořák or “El Americano”
    Minetti Quartet in the MuTh

    • Minetti Quartett in the MuTh

    Moser & Steude
    Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    • Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

  7. June 2020

    Tribute to Beethoven no. 1
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir