Karl Markovic blickt ernst und direkt in die Kamera Karl Markovics puts himself in Gemälde Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven’s mind, rearranged by Thomas Höft, and engages in a duel for the master’s favour with Olga Chepovetsky lehnt auf einem Flügel Olga Chepo­vetsky at the piano.


What to expect

Dialogues for an actor by Thomas Höft, based on the conversation note books by Ludwig van Beethoven (world premiere) 

Ludwig van Beethoven: piano music (Die Wut über den verlorenen Groschen, bagatelles etc.) 

Duration: around 70 minutes without a break


Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66

U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction
Ö1 Club & Standard Abo: 10 % reduction

Karl Markovics


The superstar of national cinema fascinates his audience with ever new facets. His career, which began in 1994 with "Kommissar Rex" and was crowned in 2008 with the leading role in the Oscar-winning Ruzowitzy film "The Counterfeiters", he now also continues as a stage director. Styriarte loves his incredibly impressive guest performances as a reader.

Olga Chepo­vetsky


The young Latvian, born in Riga in 1997, is a particularly brightly shining jewel from Markus Schirmer's forge of talent. With self-confident style and brilliant technique, she penetrates works of the classical period as well as contemporary music. She celebrated a memorable appearance at the Styriarte in 2020 with the premiere of Corona-Meditation.


Beethoven's notebooks

He was the giant of music history and yet a perfectly normal person: Ludwig van Beethoven. When he had almost entirely lost his hearing, he communicated by means of notebooks in which his visitors wrote, while he answered quite normally. What he answered we do not know because it was obviously not necessary to write that down. We still have these conversation notebooks and Thomas Höft has used them to reconstruct conversations – unfathomable, amusing and sometimes also titanic – that could have taken place in Beethoven’s home. And Karl Markovics plays all the parts: the genius and his visitors.

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