or how nature came back to life


Premiere March 20, 2022, Festspielhaus St. Pölten (AT)


Beavers are the best builders. They build beautiful musical instruments and sturdy dams. But if the climate changes, even a beaver dam cannot cope with it.

And so it can happen that on a remarkably warm spring day, Noah and his beaver family are suddenly attacked by beastly weather. The water rises quickly, the dam breaks in half and Noah is carried thousands of miles down the stream. Only days later, when the rain stops, he manages to come ashore. And there he stands face to face with a landscape he has never seen before. There are houses everywhere, the bottom is made of stone, he hardly sees a tuft of greenery. There is waste everywhere, plastic blows through the streets, not a bird, not even an ant is to be discovered.

But Noah wouldn't be Noah if he didn't roll up his sleeves. He plants a tree. He builds a lodge. And soon more and more animals are crawling out of their hiding places to help Noah. One appears to have an idea how they could purify the dirty air musicalwise, and another how they could generate energy while dancing. Don't you want to join them?

Noah, the (almost) last Beaver is a theatrical concert about the consequences of the contemporary climate confusion and a musical search for inventive solutions to turn things around. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy assists Noah with his composition the 3rd Symphony in A Mol, opus 56 ("Scottish").

Beaver © Eran Alboher

Screenshot © Tonkünstler Wien

Credits Cast & Crew

Actor Florian Hackspiel (Noah)

Orchestra Tonkünstler Wien


Conductor Aziz Sadikovic

Concept, Text & Stage direction Annechien Koerselman

Musical dramaturgy Annechien Koerselman, Sara Franchini & Veronika Prünster

Set- & Costumedesign Nina Ball

Lightdesign Annechien Koerselman i.c.w. Herbert Baireder

Tonkuenstler musical education department Lena Jaeger (2020) / Sara Franchini & Veronika Prünster (2021)

Organisation Tonkuenstler Wien (AT)



St. Pölten (AT) Festspielhaus March 20, 2022, 16:00h

Breitenfurt (AT) September 20, 2022,Tonspiele on Tour

Krems (AT) September 21, 2022,Tonspiele on Tour

Gablitz (AT) September 27, 2022,Tonspiele on Tour

Linz (AT) Brucknerhaus April 02, 2023 11:00 & 15.30h

More information: Tonkuenstler Wien

Beaver © Eran Alboher

Illustration © Eran Alboher

Photos Noah der (beinahe) letzte Biber © Screenshots Tonkünstler Wien

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