My favourite animal is called Winter

An operetta series in 5 episodes

11/10/24Friday, 20:00 - 22:00Lehár Theater Bad IschlKreuzplatz 16, 4820 Bad Ischl
Mein Lieblingstier heißt Winter
© Apollonia Theresa Bitzan


Franz Schlicht, a frozen food salesman, sets off in search of a missing body in the middle of a heatwave. 

He encounters corrupt politicians and paranoid engineers, brutal ex-lovers and death-obsessed pathologists, a “deep state” beneath and beside our reality, a macabre network worse than any conspiracy theory. A wildly comic journey through a rotting social body, a roundelay of malice, corruption, destruction of nature, property fraud, nationalism and perversion. An attack on nostalgia and repression full of laughter and melancholy. A contemporary operetta as a series in 5 episodes.
Ferdinand Schmalz (text) and Lukas Kranzelbinder (music) are among the most exciting Austrian artists of their generation and are working together for the first time on this project.

Music: Lukas Kranzelbinder / Text: Ferdinand Schmalz / Director: Alexander Charim / Stage and costume design: Ivan Bazak
Co-production with the Graz Opera
Guest performance of episodes 1 and 2

European theatre festival

with top-class performances and young regional and international positions that deal with the culture of remembrance and Europe.
More about the project at

Kultur im Fluss

Event info

Lehár Theater Bad Ischl
Kreuzplatz 16, 4820 Bad Ischl
Day pass, Kulturcard 2024, school pupils/students/apprentices/civil servants and military personnel, people with disabilities, accompanying persons, Raiffeisenbank customers,