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Premiere of “Mamma Mia”: guests and celebrities

Premiere of “Mamma Mia”: guests and celebrities


Numerous guests from politics, business, culture and high society attended the premiere of the musical “Mama Mia” at the Lake Festival in Morbisch on Thursday evening.

The list of notable guests from politics is long: Federal Chancellor Alexander van der Bellen came to Morbisch as well as Governor Hans-Peter Doskozil, EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, Ministers Gerald Karner and Martin Polasek and former Governor Hans Nissl. The premiere of “Mamma Mia” was also attended by various ambassadors from countries such as Italy, Ukraine and Israel.

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Also among the premiere’s guests: Burgenland military commander Gernot Gasser, General Robert Praeger and former US Ambassador Helene von Dam. The following notable faces came from culture and high society: opera singer Clemens Untrainer, director of the Heiden Gerhard Kramer Institute, opera quarry director Daniel Seraphine and his father Harald Seraphine, singer Waterloo with his wife Andrea, and last but not least, construction magnate and TV private star Richard Loughner.


General Manager Alphonse Haider prior to the premiere

ABBA Musical acts as a crowd puller

The fact that “Mamma Mia” was used on the stage of Lake Mörbisch this year was quickly well received by the audience. All tickets sold out at the beginning of May – more tickets sold out for “Mamma Mia” in Mörbisch. The musical “Mamma Mia” features 22 songs by the legendary Swedish band ABBA.

Freudensprung-Schöll (ORF) in “Mamma Mia”

Silvia Freudensprung-Schöll (ORF) talks about, among other things, the musical “Mamma Mia”, which takes place on Thursdays at the Mörbisch Lake Stage. In addition, I reported whether the nerves at the site are now planned and what is the weather forecast for Thursday.

The lake phase shifts to Greece until August 19th. On 3,600 square meters there are houses, a beach, a tavern, a bar and a harbour. Use the typical architecture and white and blue colors of Santorini. Mamma Mia is directed by Andreas Gergen. In 2016, he has already staged the operetta “Viktoria and her Hussar” in Mörbisch. So Gergen is very familiar with the scale of the theatre. Rehearsals began in early June.

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