Loosely based on "Kali – eine Vorwintergeschichte" by Peter Handke

Paschen (a rhythmic clapping tradition in the Salzkammergut region), a former salt mine and a novel by Peter Handke: the mobile chamber opera by Gerhard Stäbler is the mythic journey of a woman into the land of her childhood.

Subject to change
Marktgemeinde Hallstatt
© Marktgemeinde Hallstatt / Bürgermeister Alexander Scheutz

Gerhard Stäbler (Composition)
Ingmar Beck (musical direction)
Hermann Schneider (libretto, direction)
Florian Parbs (set design)
Philipp Contag-Lada (video)
Landestheater Linz – Music Theatre (promoter)
Gregor Hafner (Salzamt) (cooperation partner)

Sonja Zobel, Martina Rothschädl (Head of Programme Performing Arts and Literature)
Thorsten Schwarz (Assistance)

September 2024

About the project

The past and culture upheavals in the biography and contemporary history are treated as topics. The central motif is a mine and mining. The production attempts to make modern music theater able to be experienced in a historic mine in the history of salt. The literary world is combined with the historic and the intimacy of the event underscored by the fact that it can only accommodate a maximum of 70 audience members.