21 May - 7 Jul 2022
WPWorld Premiere
NNew Production
Languages:  GermanSurtitles:   German

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Synopsis

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English

At the foot of the Snæfell Glacier, a parish priest is neglecting his pastoral duties, so goes the rumor that leads a young minister on behalf of the church authorities from Reykjavík to the Icelandic provinces. What awaits him there, however, is far more complicated: a pastor who would rather fix camping stoves than preach, an immensely wealthy and influential big businessman and three shepherds who speak of the miracles of revival and seem to need little reality, are just that Beginning of a wondrous and enigmatic story about a society between popular belief and modernity. Michael Obst, who gave the Linzer Landestheater a real hit with his opera Solaris in 2016 , has now taken on the only Icelandic Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness for his latest work of the novel Am Gletscher and brings his dazzling, profoundly funny world to life on the music theater stage Life.