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Theater Magdeburg - Opera House
Generalintendantin Karen Stone
Universitätsplatz 9
D - 39104 Magdeburg
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Theater Magdeburg - Opera House

Magdeburg Theatre - Opera House

Come and experience Magdeburg Theatre and its Opera House in the “Universitätsplatz” square and “Schauspielhaus” theatre venue by the “Hasselbachplatz” square.

Magdeburg Theatre - Opera House © Theater Magdeburg
'Hello Dolly' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg
'The Tales of Hoffmann' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg
'Don Quixote' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg
'Carmina Burana' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg
'The Nutcracker' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg
'The Threepenny Opera' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg
'La Traviata' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg
'Lucia di Lammermoor' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg
'Hansel and Gretel' by Magdeburg Theatre © Theater Magdeburg

Magdeburg Opera House boasts an impressive programme containing a wide variety of performances and events ranging from spectacular operas through to symphony concerts, operettas through to musicals featuring top performers and classical ballets through to theatre evenings stretching across a range of genres.

Alongside the performances in its daily repertoire, Magdeburg Theatre’s “Schauspielhaus” theatre venue also offers a varied programme of additional events such as “Nachtschicht” evening shows, jazz sessions and many more.

The theatre plays an important role for the residents of Magdeburg and visitors to the city as both an artistic haven and a location in which they can reflect on their own personal lives. Its active commitment to internationality and openness make it an inspiring venue with a brilliant reputation both in Magdeburg and throughout Germany. Magdeburg Theatre additionally represents a dynamic link between local affairs and internationality stretching far beyond the German borders. On top of all this, it is also particularly committed to supporting and promoting young talent in all areas of performing arts.



Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" premiers at the DomplatzOpenAir

Premier on Friday, 15.6.2018, additional performances until Sunday, 8.7.2018

Jesus Christ Superstar
New York, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 21 October 1971: 23-year old Andrew Lloyd Webber became world famous overnight as the composer of the rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". The Broadway production was performed 720 times, hits such as "Superstar" and "I Don't Know How To Love Him" have generations of audiences jumping out of their seats.  When, in the summer of 2018, stars such as Tobias Bieri (Jesus), Julia Gámez Martín (Maria Magdalena) and Timothy Roller (Judas), together with director Sebastian Ritschel and the musical director Damian Omansen, perform "Jesus Christ Superstar“ on stage at the DomplatzOpenAir in Magdeburg, it can only mean one thing: It's high time to quickly secure some good seats for this successful musical from 15 June to 8. July.

The Musical

Together with his congenial lyricist Tim Rice, Lloyd Webber created a rock musical about the last days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth – a "contemporary passion play which could enrage the deeply devout, but should enchant and maybe inspire youthful agnostics", as TIME Magazine wrote in 1970 (the record came out a year before the Broadway premier). In fact, "Jesus Christ Super Star" provoked conservative Christian circles:  In South Africa, the music was first banned, and in the authoritarian ruled Belarus, the work was put on the index for the second time in 2012. Everywhere else in the world, the rock musical is celebrated and its hits were even included on the play list of the Pope's house radio station, Radio Vatican.

from the perspective of Judas

Webber and Rice describe the events from the perspective of Judas, who, although admiring his teacher, perceives the fanatical worship by his followers as fatal. Also, Jesus' relationship to the former prostitute Maria Magdalena irritates him. Betrayal, arrest and the suicide of Judas follow, who has recognised that he was led by God to make Jesus a martyr. The "Superstar's" earthly life ends on the cross.

More than rock

Musically, Andrew Lloyd Webber goes far beyond the style of rock music in this composed work: He helps himself to soul, composes folk songs and combines the score with recurring musical motifs.

new production by the Theater Magdeburg

In the new production by the Theater Magdeburg, soloists, dancers, choir singers and the Magdeburgische Philharmonie present the story about the last days of Jesus live – and „Jesus Christ Superstar“ will guaranteed not only „inspire youthful agnostics“, TIME magazine was a little cautious there, but it will captivate thousands of musical visitors in front of the magnificent backdrop of the world famous Magdeburg Cathedral.


Premier on Friday, 15 June 2018, 9 pm,

Other performances: Sa. 16. 6. / Su. 17. 6. / We. 20. 6. / Th. 21. 6. / Fr. 22. 6. / Sa. 23. 6. / Su. 24. 6. /We. 27. 6. / Th. 28. 6. / Fr. 29. 6. / Sa. 30. 6. / Su. 1. 7. / We. 4. 7. / Th. 5. 7. / Fr. 6. 7. / Sa. 7. 7. / Su. 8. 7. 2018, always at 9 pm,


Premier tickets: between € 56 and € 40 / reduced between € 47 and € 32
Friday & Saturday tickets: between € 53 and € 36 / reduced between € 45 and € 30
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday tickets: between € 46 and € 30 / reduced between € 40 and € 25

Booking and purchase at the box office: +49 (0) 391 – 40 490 490 or online:
Box office
Universitätsplatz 9,
39104 Magdeburg:
Mo. - Sa. 10 am - 7.30 pm | on all performance days until 6.30 pm
Tel: +49 (0) 391) 40 490 490

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