26th Festival 2016

Fringe programme

Samstag 12. Nov. // 21.45 – ca. 23.00 Uhr

Eintritt frei

Schauspielhaus / Garderobenfoyer

Ab 14 Jahre

Künstlerportrait Nikolaus Habjan


»Ich pfeife auf die Oper«

Nikolaus Habjan (rechts) und Daniel Nguyen


Nikolaus Habjan, Puppenbauer und -spieler, Regisseur, Darsteller, Kunstpfeifer, und Daniel Nguyen, Pianist

Moderation: Dr. Martina Bako, Theaterwissenschaftlerin, Universität Leipzig


Nikolaus Habjan, who is invited to euro-scene Leipzig with a showcase, will discuss his life and work in an artist portrait. Humorous, earnest, intelligent and politically aware, the 29-year-old usually works on many projects at once and is also very interested in opera.

»Ich pfeife auf die Oper« (double meaning in German: »I whistle an opera« & »To hell with the opera«) – He will open up his box of puppets and also present a few examples of his amazing whistling skills. The Viennese pianist Daniel Nguyen is involved in the piece »Schlag sie tot« (»Beat them to death«) (see p. 14/15) and accompanies Nikolaus Habjan for his whistled arias by Mozart, Puccini and Johann Strauß.