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“Very high level operettas!”

Leharfestival Bad Ischl
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Bad Ischl
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you are in the area in summertime, please visit The Lehar Festival. This is possibly the most important operetta festival in Europe. The staging is very high quality, so is the performanca and the singers/actors. Indeed they ar all good singers and actors. We sw 2 operettas, both we enjoyed. The Congress House theater is ok, auditorium rather flat. In the interval a lot of space, the terrace restaurant is available. Please note: Strangely enough the is no texting, even germans can not understand all the singing. So please read the synopsis, or even better, the libretto in advance.

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Lehar light Opera. was OK, the singers had OK voices not comparable with Salzburg or Vienna, but here the singers can start to make their name.

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Very German fest produced for locals who turn up in their traditional dresses. Good performance, decor and costumes considering it to be a local festival. Don't expect Vienna Operahouse! If your German is scanty it will be hard to follow the plays unless you read the story beforehand. Not very childfriendly at all.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Bad Ischl does operetta in a way that no one else does. Everything is done with great panache and brio. The audience is largely dressed in trachten which adds greatly to the atmosphere. The language used is an Austrian dialect which is difficult even for German speakers to understand but it is easy to understand what is going on. We saw the Count of Luxembourg. There is a feeling that many of the cast are well into middle age but they all seem to cope with the dancing involved. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

On August 1st we went to see the musical Hello Dolly! A nice light musical with pleasant sceneries, good singers and ballet!
We have been in Bad Ischel earlier years and saw many operettas. Next year they will stage the Count of Luxembourg and Gigi, the Parisian musical of which a film with Maurice Chevalier was made in the 50ies!

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