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Hugo von Hofmannsthal Everyman

The Play about the Death of the Rich Man
The Play of the Rich Man’s Death


In German

In case of bad weather in the Grosses Festspielhaus


  • 25 July 2010, 20:30


  • 28 July 2010, 20:30
  • 01 August 2010, 17:30
  • 04 August 2010, 20:30
  • 10 August 2010, 17:30
  • 11 August 2010, 17:30
  • 15 August 2010, 17:30
  • 17 August 2010, 17:00
  • 22 August 2010, 17:00
  • 26 August 2010, 16:30
  • 29 August 2010, 16:30
  • 30 August 2010, 16:30

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Christian Stückl, Stage Director
Marlene Poley, Stage Sets and Costumes
Markus Zwink, Music


Martin Reinke, The Lord God
Ben Becker, Death
Peter Jordan, Devil
Nicholas Ofczarek, Everyman
Elisabeth Rath, Everyman's Mother
Peter Jordan, Everyman's Good Companion
Martin Reinke, A Poor Neighbour
Robin Sondermann, A Debtor
Britta Bayer, The Debtor’s Wife
Robert Reinagl, The Cook
Birgit Minichmayr, Paramour
Felix Vörtler, Fat Cousin
Thomas Limpinsel, Thin Cousin
Sascha Oskar Weis, Mammon
Angelika Richter, Good Deeds
David Supper, Servant
Riederinger Kinder, The Narrators

Ars Antiqua Austria
Gunar Letzbor, Musical Direction


In order to make the Jedermann performances possible, in July of 1920 the Salzburg Festspielhaus Association asked the Provincial Government to provide a free load of timber in order to construct the Festival stage at the Felsenreitschule. The expected ticket revenues were to be donated to invalids, war orphans and prisoners of war; Max Reinhardt, the designer Alfred Roller and the actors provided their services free of charge, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the composers Einar Nilson and Bernhard Paumgartner agreed to forego their royalties. A week later, the decision was made as a last-minute stopgap to perform Jedermann in front of the Salzburg Cathedral at first. Because of the difficult situation regarding nutrition, only short-term permits were granted to visitors, and special trains were provided to ensure that the guests would leave Salzburg in a timely fashion. The State Bureau of Nutrition allowed the locals additional contingents of flour, rice and fat. The rest is a legend – Salzburg’s Jedermann on Cathedral Square became the most successful and permanent stopgap in the history of theater.
For the Festival’s 90th anniversary, Christian Stückl directs the production with a largely new ensemble and the youngest Jedermann in its history.