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Mittel­punkt der Erde


A journey to the centre of the earth, led by Peter Simonischek liest bei der Styriarte 2013 Peter Simoni­schek . Eszter Haffner mit Violine, Kinn auf Hand gestützt Eszter Haffner and Péter Nagy auf Sessel Péter Nagy accompany it with a violin sonata by Franck.


What to expect

Reading from Jules Vernes‘ novel „Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde“ 

César Franck: Violin sonata in A major  

Duration: about 65 minutes without an interval 


Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66

U27 / Ö1 Intro / Club Ö1 / Standard Abo

Peter Simoni­schek

His charisma gives every text personality, aura and tension. Born in Graz in 1946, he has made theatre history in Berlin (Schaubühne) and Vienna (Burgtheater) as well as in Salzburg as Jedermann for many years. In addition, he has had huge successes in film. The Styriarte festival loves his readings to music.

Eszter Haffner

Violin and Viola

With tireless enthusiasm, the violinist and violist devotes herself to the works of contemporary composers and is one of the leading artists in her field. Eszter Haffner is at home in the world’s biggest concert halls and has been a university professor of violin since a young age.

Péter Nagy

The Hungarian piano virtuoso began his studies in Budapest at the age of eight and is now regularly on the road as a chamber musician. Performances at spectacular venues such as the Louvre in Paris and the Sydney Opera House testify to the fact that Péter Nagy is a very special kind of pianist.


An Adventure Journey with Peter Simonischek

Today’s action films cannot compare: the adventure that Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel have to endure on their journey to the center of the earth sounds like a combination of “Jurassic Park” and “Indiana Jones”. The two survive the battle of the dinosaurs unscathed, the storm on the primeval sea and a thousand other dangers, with the help of their brave Icelandic guide. In Iceland they go deep into the earth; off the coast of Sicily they are spat out again. Peter Simonischek tells Jules Verne’s famous story with inimitable vocal skill. 

With us you are sure to get into the concert :)