The Ghost of Canterville

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January 1970

Sir Simon is exhausted after centuries of haunting and would love to retire, but then the castle’s new inhabitants move in: an estate agent and his three children. The snot-nosed twins Leon and Noel play all sorts of tricks on the ghost. Only the daughter Virginia has a soft spot for the household spirit, who is condemned to haunting by a curse … can she redeem Sir Simon?

Program and cast

Conductor: Gerrit Prießnitz
Director: Philipp M. Krenn
Stage design and costumes: Walter Schütze
Video: Roman Hansi 
Choir production: Thomas Böttcher
Sir Simon, the ghost of Canterville: Morten Frank Larsen
Georg König, Real Estate Entrepreneur: Martin Winkler

Virginia, his daughter: Anita Götz
Mrs. Cecilia Umney, housekeeper at the castle: Regula Rosin
David Umney, her son: Paul Schweinester
Frauke-Beeke Hansen, Assistant to Georg König: Rebecca Nelsen
The Voice of Virginia's Dead Mother: Birgid Steinberger

Volksoper Vienna

Public transport:

Underground line U6
Trams 40, 41, 42
Bus 40A
Stop "Währinger Straße / Volksoper"

A taxi stand is located at Währinger Gürtel.
Parking garages in WIFI and AKH


The Volksoper is Vienna’s main stage for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, offering sophisticated musical entertainment. Colourful, eclectic and full of vitality, it is the only theatre dedicated to the genre of operetta.

Operetta belongs to Vienna and Vienna installed it at the home of operetta, Volksopera Vienna, which thereupon became the leading operetta house in the world. First class singers, actors and dancers together with a versatile orchestra cunjure up a musical firework display every evening.

Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán wrote their world famous beloved melodies for operettas such as “The Fledermaus”, “The Merry Widow” and “The Csárdás Princess”. A visit to at least one of these operettas at the Volksopera Vienna is a must for every visitor to Vienna!

Also performed are operas from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as classic musicals and ballet. In addition, the Volksoper has a fifth longstanding and proven speciality: it stages soirées, cabaret and burlesque performances under the name of “Volksoper Spezial”.

In the repertory theatre, which seats 1,337 persons, some 300 performances of around 35 different productions are staged every year between September and June.

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