© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus/Bad Ischl/Tom Son: Eine Frau und ein Mann stehen bei einem Geländer an der Traun in Bad Ischl im Salzkammergut.
Eine Frau und ein Mann stehen bei einem Geländer an der Traun in Bad Ischl, der Mann hat ein Prospekt in der Hand, sie lächeln sich an.

Lehár in Bad Ischl

The great composer Franz Lehár was not only a welcome summer guest in Bad Ischl, he also owned a villa next to the Traun river, which was converted into a museum after his death.
The former k.u.k. Court Theatre on Kreuzplatz was renamed the Lehár Theatre in his honour and the summer operetta festival also bears his name. A bust of Franz Lehár can be found in the Kurpark.


© Kongress & TheaterHaus ©www.badischl.at, Leitner Daniel
Kongresss & TheaterHaus im Kurpark Bad Ischl

Lehár Festival Bad Ischl

Every year in July and August, the Operetta Festival has been held at the Kongress- & TheaterHaus since 1961. In honour of the great composer of the silver and golden operetta era, it was renamed the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl.

Lehár Festival Bad Ischl
Kurhausstraße 8, 4820 Bad Ischl
Phone: +43 6132 23839, E-Mail: karten@leharfestival.at


© Franz Lehár am Klavier ©Museum der Stadt Bad Ischl
Franz Lehár sitzt, mit einem Notenblatt vor sich, am Klavier

2020: 150 years of Franz Lehár

In 2020, the great composer Franz Lehár (∗ 30 April 1870 in Komárom, † 24 October 1948 in Bad Ischl) would have turned 150.

In honour of this anniversary there was, among other things, a live reading from the Trinkhalle, a special broadcast with rarities by Lehár and a special post office with the special stamp "150 years of Franz Lehár".