Cooperation between ORF III and OÖ Theater GmbH

The two Upper Austria productions stipulated in the framework agreement are determined by ORF III and TOG by May 31 of the respective year. The selection has already been made for 2021.

  • Lumpazabababundus am 30.April at 10:35 p.m. on ORF III
  • “Experience Stage LIVE” am July 4th at 8.15 p.m. on ORF III

“Lumpazivagabundus” as a prelude on April 30th

The premiere of Johann Nestroy’s “The Böse Geist Lumpazivagabundus” from the Schauspielhaus Linz, which has been postponed due to the corona, will kick off on Friday, April 30th at 10:35 pm.

The broadcast takes place in the context of the Romy-nominated ORF III series “We play for Austria” and adds a twelfth production to the previously eleven-part “Theater Edition”. The main roles in this production by Georg Schmiedleitner include Theresa Palfi, Julian Sigl, Jan Nikolaus Cerha and Daniel Klausner.

In July open air in Gmunden with classical stars

On Sunday, July 4th, at 8:15 pm, “Erlebnis Bühne LIVE” invites you to join the Bruckner Orchester Linz for a top-class open-air concert from Gmundner Toscanapark: under the direction of Markus Poschner, the musicians will perform together Classical stars like Rolando Villazón and Regula Mühlemann songs, arias and orchestral music from the pen of Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Karl Goldmark, Erich Wolfgang Korngold or Franz Lehár to the best. Felix Breisach is responsible for the TV direction.

Stelzer: “Presenting stages to a wider audience”

Governor Mag. Thomas Stelzer sees the cooperation as an opportunity to make Upper Austria even better known as a strong cultural region far beyond the state’s borders: “With this cooperation we can make our artistic stages even more visible and present our unique cultural offer to an even wider audience.”


LH Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP) and ORF General Director Alexander Wrabetz seal the cooperation agreement in the Landestheater Linz.

Wrabetz: “Support for culture in the corona crisis”

And ORF General Director Dr. Alexander Wrabetz emphasizes the great variety: “The offer here ranges from music and spoken theater to open-air live concerts with the renowned Bruckner Orchestra Linz. I am therefore particularly pleased that the ORF is available to domestic culture in the ongoing Corona crisis as the largest media stage in the country and can repeatedly bring artists and their audiences together successfully. “

Cooperation over several years enables good planning

TOG managing director Dr. Thomas Königstorfer welcomes the fact that both the Bruckner Orchestra and the State Theater are covered by the collaboration with ORF and will benefit from it. The three-year term enables more targeted planning of artistic TV highlights. Königstorfer: “This year’s live broadcast from Gmunden should also be a signal of how valuable the cooperation with the European Capital of Culture Salzkammergut 2024 and all partners of this Capital of Culture year is to us.”

State theater with its own profile

From the point of view of its artistic director, Hermann Schneider, the Landestheater Linz has now developed a very independent artistic profile in all branches. In addition to the canon, there are world premieres and special features of the repertoire in extraordinary productions that are also perceived nationwide. He sees a classic “win / win situation” for the theater and the ORF.

Looking forward to the open air with the orchestra

And Markus Poschner, the chief conductor of the Bruckner Orchester Linz, is particularly looking forward to the open air in Gmunden: “Gmunden and the Salzkammergut have always had their own magic that has always attracted and inspired many artists and composers. What could be nicer than listening to the music of these ‘Gmundner’ composers under the open sky and the immediate impression of this unique landscape! “

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