Madame Pompadour

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PreviousApril 2024

Operetta by Leo Fall
Libretto by Rudolf Schanzer and Ernst Welisch

Premiere: July 08, 2023
Venue: Congress & TheaterHaus Bad Ischl

The largest operetta festival in Austria opens the 2023 season with a real firework of music, dance and passion, where a master operetta meets a great revue. Leo Fall's musical stroke of genius, Madame Pompadour, will be reborn in a completely new guise in 2023: a jazzy revue version for the large orchestra will be written especially for the Lehár Festival, which will spotlight Leo Fall's wonderful, famous melodies even more rapidly, romantically and frivolously puts.

In the Musenstall, a desert bar, Count René cavorts with his friend Calicot, who is writing a new satirical song about the royal mistress. It soon turns out, however, that Madame Pompadour, who had just been mocked, and her maid Belotte are turning the two adventurers' heads.

At the Lehár Festival, the story of Madame Pompadour becomes a lavish operetta experience with big dance numbers, a prominent ensemble and the incomparable music of Leo Fall. Look forward to an opulent feast for the eyes and ears.

Program and cast

Musical direction: Christoph Huber
Staging: Thomas Enzinger
Choreography: Eva Maria Mayer
Stage: Sabine Lindner
Costumes: Sven Bindseil
Lighting design: Johann Hofbauer
Choral rehearsal: Matthias Schoberwalter
In the roles:
The Marquise de Pompadour: Julia Koci
Belotte, her maid: Loes Cools
Count René: Maximilian Mayer
Joseph Calicot, poet: Kaj-Louis Lucke
King Louis XV: Claudiu Sola
Police Minister Maurepas: Alfred Rauch
Poulard, an informer in Maurepa's service: Markus Raab
Madeleine: Elisabeth Zeiler

Kongress und TheaterHaus Bad Ischl


The THEATRE HALL offers an unusual and elegant setting with professional infrastructure for conventions, presentations, galas and cultural performances.
Here, what appears to be impossible is made possible. The technical equipment of the hall knows no boundaries, but opens up new perspectives for each event. Depending on the way in which the seats are arranged, it can accomodate up to 900 guests.
The available light and sound techniques meet the highest demands. The stage with its sinkable orchestra pit keeps all possibilities open and offers a flexible use of the room. Loading lines are kept short via the back-stage. The hall itself is representatively and stylishly decorated. Steps in the second half of the hall guarantee an open view to the stage.

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