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Seefestspiele

Since the foundation by KS Herbert Alsen in 1957 the Seefestspiele Mörbisch, the world’s biggest operetta festival, is home of operetta and in the recent past also of classical musicals.


Seefestspiele 2015 – "A night in venice" by Johann Strauss

As it is common practice in Mörbisch and valued by the audience you can expect a traditional production with an excellent cast and the world-famous tunes of this operetta. Great stage design and classy costumes will complete your experience.

Due to the recently covered forecourt of 5,000m2 on two levels for the upcoming season we can guarantee that also during unfavourable weather situations our visitors won´t be exposed to the forces of nature anymore.

Further information and ticket reservation on the web page of the Seefestspiele.

Contact & information
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Outside the festival season
Seefestspiele Mörbisch, Joseph Haydngasse 40/1, A-7000 Eisenstadt, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 2682 / 66210 – 0, Fax: +43 (0) 2682 / 66210 – 14
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 – 16.00, Friday: 8.00 – 13.00

During the festival season
Seefestspiele Mörbisch, Seebühne Mörbisch/Seegelände, A-7072 Mörbisch am See
Tel.: +43 (0) 2685 / 8181 – 0, Fax: +43 (0) 2685 / 8334
Opening hours depending on playing schedule (will be announced on time)

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The Beginning

The extraordinary success story began with KS Herbert Alsen in 1957. In front of about 1,200 spectators Der Zigeunerbaron celebrated its premiere on the in that times still very simple stage in the lake Neusiedl. It was the ideal play for the Puszta atmosphere in Mörbisch. Alsen was director until 1978. When he died Fred Liewehr took on the direction and in 1980 Franziska Schurli. In 1990 KSch Prof. Rudolph Buczolich succeeded as director.

MECCA OF OPERETTAS

In 1992 KS Prof. Harald Serafin accepted the job as art director of the Seefestspiele Mörbisch with an average of 50,000 visitors. Several building projects were realized: an administration building, the backstage area with changing rooms, a wing for stage props and workshops, the redesign of the entrance area and the stage, further expansions of the stands to by now 6,200 seats and many other things. Harald Serafin got never tired of advertising the Seefestspiele and achieved that more than 220,000 spectators came to see the operetta festival at the lake Neusiedl.

THE FUTURE OF THE “SEE.FEST.SPIELE”

In September 2012 KS Dagmar Schellenberger took over the directorship. Dagmar Schellenberger got to know and became attached to the Seefestspiele during her engagement there as “Gräfin Mariza” in 2004 and “Lustige Witwe” in 2005.