A Symphonic Tribute to ABBA

Monika Ballwein
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ABBA ABBA with symphony orchestra, choir and soloists. Elisabeth Fuchs in roter Bluse Elisabeth Fuchs is an avowed ABBA fan herself and knows how good this music sounds in a symphonic setting. Portrait Monika Ballwein Monika Ballwein sings.


damn good music

„Friday night and the lights are low. Looking out for a place to go.“ Am 14. Juli müssen ABBA-Fans in Graz nicht lange nachdenken, wo sie mit ihrer „Dancing Queen“ feiern: Die Styriarte erweist ABBA ihren Tribut im größten Stil mit Sinfonieorchester, Chor und Solisten. Dirigentin Elisabeth Fuchs ist selbst bekennender ABBA-Fan und weiß, wie verdammt gut diese Musik auch im sinfonischen Sound klingt.


Dancing Queen / Knowing Me, Knowing You / Take a Chance on Me / Mamma Mia / Honey, Honey / Donʼt Shut Me Down / I have a Dream / The Winner Takes it All / SOS / Money, Money, Money / Chiquitita / Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! / One of Us / Super Trouper / Waterloo / Thank You for the Music

Duration: around 80 minutes without a break


Prices: EUR 36 / 72 / 108 

U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction

Monika Ballwein


Monika Ballwein was born and grew up in Lower Austria. The accordion was her first great musical love. But the fire doesn't just burn in her fingers: It was her voice that brought Monika Ballwein triumphs. And she is the first authorised teacher in Austria to teach according to the principles of CVT (complete vocal technique).

Jasmin Rituper

Tanz & Choreographie

Austrian Jasmin Rituper, trained in dance, aerial acrobatics, yoga, acting, stunts and choreography, has travelled far and wide in the course of her training and career to date, including Amsterdam, New York and Los Angeles. She has recently focussed on the digital sector, but also runs the GAIA event location in Salzburg and is Art Director of NEONOIR Artclub.



Under the direction of Maria Fürntratt, the singers of the HIB.art.chor, consisting of students of the HIB Graz-Liebenau, have been offered comprehensive vocal training since 1995. In numerous international performances from Norway to South Africa and Shanghai to San Francisco, the choir's repertoire ranges from Austrian choral tradition to contemporary music.

Maria Fürntratt


The Graz-based teacher of school music, singing and French has received numerous educational and artistic awards for her choral work at the HIB Graz-Liebenau - most recently the Nikolaus Harnoncourt Culture Prize of the Province of Styria in 2018. Maria Fürntratt has also been a senior lecturer for choral pedagogy, teaching and vocal practice and children's and youth voice training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz since 2007.

Styriarte Festspiel-Orchester


Styriarte's orchestral "Supergroup" is made up of changing international star guests and musicians from the first-class fund of the Recreation orchestra, depending on need and occasion. The orchestra's tuning and choice of instruments follow the historical requirements of the works performed.

Elisabeth Fuchs


The Austrian principal conductor of the Salzburg Philharmonic studied orchestral conducting, oboe, school music and mathematics. Elisabeth Fuchs loves to break musical boundaries, which has led to special collaborations with greats such as Stjepan Hauser of 2Cellos or Rolando Villazon.