750 Jahre Kitzbühel

750 years of Kitzbühel – Encore!

15.03.2022 / The Kitzbühel musician Johannes Gasteiger succeeded in the course of the 750-year anniversary the realization of a particularly exciting project idea. 

Together with the composer Christof Dienz, writer Christoph W. Bauer and director Thomas Gassner Johannes Gasteiger developed a stage play with history and prominent cast, which will be performed from 01 to 03 April 2022 in the festival hall of the Landesmusikschule Kitzbühel. The Tyrolean actor Harald Windisch portrays Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter, a baroque composer from Kitzbühel, while the wife Maria Barbara von Salla is embodied by singer Anna Hauf. Musically, the docudrama is accompanied by Die Knoedel. 

The performance will focus on Aufschnaiter´s life and his relationship with his wife. The baroque music of Aufschnaiter and the composed music of Dienz blend into a whole - they face each other, they are superimposed, there are hard breaks and moments that flow into each other. 

Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter

The baroque composer from Kitzbühel was born in 1664 and came from there via Vienna to Passau to work at the bishop´s court as a bandmaster and court composer. However, his marriage was unhappy, so that his wife, Maria Barbara von Salla, wrote a letter to the bishop asking him to annul the marriage, but in vain. 

Tickets are available in advance at all branches of the Sparkasse of the city of Kitzbühel, with a discount for its customers, at Kitzbühel Tourism and at www.oeticket.com as of now. 

First performance:

:: Friday, April 01 to Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
:: Festival hall of the Landesmusikschule Kitzbühel


                :: Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter – Harald Windisch
                :: Maria Barbara von Salla – Anna Hauf 
                :: Music – Christof Dienz 
                :: Libretto – Christoph W. Bauer 
                :: Director – Thomas Gassner 
                :: Idea – Johannes Gasteiger

Ensemble „Die Knoedel“:

                :: Catherine Aglibut – Violin 
                :: Margret Köll – triple harp
                :: Alexandra Dienz – double bass
                :: Walter Seebacher – clarinet, dulcimer
                :: Andreas Lackner – trumpet, chime
                :: Michael Öttl – guitar
                :: Charlie Fischer – timpani, haimophone 
                :: Christof Dienz – composition, bassoon, zither

All information can be found at www.kitzbuehel.com  or at www.750.kitzbuehel.at

Press inquiries: Mag. (FH) Anna Lena Obermoser, MA
a.obermoser@kitzbuehel.com | presse.kitzbuehel.com | +43 5356 66660-16

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