Musik & Theater

Friedrich Gulda Friedrich Gulda, Foto: Ursula Anders

In rehab with Lehar
An evening of therapeutic cabaret

Franz Lehar, “king of the operettas”, might well have guessed that his 1923 aria “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” was going to be a hit. But there was no way he could have known that his composition also delivered an unusual therapeutic effect.

Dominik Maringer calls himself the “High Priest of the Followers of Lehar”. Assisted by Lehar’s biography and music, he draws the audience under his spell with dubious promises of salvation. Kathrin Hanak (alias Fräulein Polga) is principle guinea pig in this experimental treatment. She is first to try all the Lehar therapies; and she seems to be important to her guru, not only in terms of her work.

Meanwhile, the musicians of CrossNova prove their worth as proper music therapists! In a refreshing, passionate virtuoso performance, they play their way into the audience’s hearts with music by Hermann Leopoldi, Johann Strauss, Roland Neuwirth, Herbert Grönemeyer and many more. Never before has operetta music been treated with such wit and skill, in all the history of medicine!

Tickets: Band A €39/ B €35/ C €29; box seats €49
MuTh Student Club, Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Text; actor: Dominik Maringer
  • Actor: Kathrin Hanak
  • Violin: Sabine Nova
  • Clarinet: Hubert Kerschbaumer
  • Bassoon: Matthias Kronsteiner
  • Piano: Rainer Nova