Musik & Theater

Proletenpassion Best of, Foto: Joel Herrnstadt Proletenpassion Best of, Foto: Joel Herrnstadt

RESCHEDULED: Best of the Proletenpassion, and other treats
Songs (in German) by Heinz Rudolf Unger & Co

Georg Herrnstadt, singer Beatrix Neundlinger and multi-instrumentalist Peter Marnul together composed many of the songs on “Proletenpassion” (Passion of the Proletariat), the classic political folk-rock album. And in their opinion, many of these songs are still “shockingly relevant” today. Yet another good reason to hear them again in this “Best of” collection!

Together with Herrnstadt, Willi Resetarits and Heinz Rudolf Unger were also heavily involved in this political oratorio by the Austrian band Schmetterlinge. The work was first performed in 1976 as a theatrical production under the direction of Dieter Haspel at the Wiener Festwochen, and soon achieved cult status. It was recorded “in concert form” the following year, and released as a triple album. A number of revivals serve to demonstrate the continued relevance of the Proletenpassion album. These include “Proletenpassion 2015 ff.” by and featuring Gustav and Christine Eder, as well as a number of concert performances, such as that staged at Theater Essen in May 2019.

By way of a foretaste, here is just one pithy passage from Proletenpassion: “Wir haben eure Geschichte geschluckt, jetzt machen wir unsere Geschichte. Wir wollen die Wahrheit, die ganze Wahrheit haben, durch eure Lügen ging sie uns verschütt.” (We’ve swallowed all your stories, now it’s us who’ll forge our history; we want the truth, the whole truth, which your lies have kept a mystery).

Due to COVID-19 and the associated control measures, it has proved necessary to postpone this concert from 29th October 2020 to 5th March 2021. All tickets already purchased remain valid for the revised date. If the rescheduled date is not convenient for you, we will gladly refund the cost of your ticket. Please get in touch with our Box Office team ( / 01 347 80 80). We appreciate your understanding!

Tickets: Standard tickets: €25; children and young people / students: €18

  • Vocals: Beatrix Neundingler
  • Saxophone: Beatrix Neundingler
  • Flute: Beatrix Neundingler
  • Vocals: Georg Herrnstadt
  • Piano: Georg Herrnstadt
  • Guitar: Georg Herrnstadt
  • Vocals: Peter Marnul
  • Mandola: Peter Marnul
  • Mandolin: Peter Marnul
  • Harmonica: Peter Marnul
  • Violin: Peter Marnul
  1. February 2021

  2. March 2021

    Shabbat Shalom
    Sabbath tales and songs / Timna Brauer in the MuTh

    • Timna Brauer

    Singin‘ in the MuTh 3
    The Vienna Boys' Choir in the MuTh

    • Singin´ in the MuTh
  3. April 2021

    Tales from Leopoldstadt
    A musical stroll / Host: Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz

    • G’mischter Satz

    Mozart in my hands IX
    The Vienna Young Philharmonic team up with international performers to present Mozart’s Piano Concertos

    • Mozart in my hands

    Schubert Lieder: old meets new
    The Erlkings in the MuTh

    • The Erlkings

    Jimmy’s Soloists play Beethoven
    Spotlight on the piano / Jimmy Chiang & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum das Klavier

    The Steudes — a family concert
    Works written for up to four violins

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 1
  4. May 2021

    Europe united
    Spotlight on the violin 2/ Johannes Fleischmann & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 2

    Singin‘ in the MuTh 4
    Singin‘ in the MuTh

    • Singin´ in the MuTh

    Soundscapes no. 3
    Symphonic masterpieces in Piano Trio form / TrioVanBeethoven in the MuTh

    • TrioVanBeethoven

    Masterpieces for clarinet and bassoon
    Spotlight on the clarinet / Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Klarinette

    Butcaru & Steude
    Works by Bartók, Enescu, Szymanovski and Brahms

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 1

    Passion and courage
    Spotlight on the clarinet / Matthias Schorn in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Klarinette
  5. June 2021

    Piano virtuosos – duos for four hands
    Spotlight on the piano / Jimmy Chiang & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum das Klavier

    String quintets!
    Franz Bartolomey and his musical companions play Mozart and Dvorák

    • Bartolomeys