Thank you for the music

A symphonic tribute show to ABBA
The world hits of the Swedish band in the Great Festival Hall

Music is the elixir of life, a remedy, a means of expression - purpose in life and calling! ... You can never lie to your audience: if you are authentic, you will touch them!
– Monica Ballwein

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Monika Ballwein © Ines Thomsen 

Sabine Stieger © Aaron Jiang

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At least since the cinema hit Mamma Mia! the world famous songs of ABBA are well known again. The Salzburg Philharmonic and its chief conductor Elisabeth Fuchs are fans of this music and this pop group. Together with the well-known singer Monika Ballwein and the great choir of the Salzburg Philharmonic, the world hits can be experienced in the Great Festival Hall. The program includes The Winner Takes It All, Dancing Queen,
Knowing Me Knowing You, One Of Us, Chiquitita, Waterloo, Honey Honey, SOS, Money Money Money, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!, Have A Dream and of course Thank You For The Music. The evening promises: pure ABBA attitude to life!

ABBA Dancing Queen*
ABBA Knowing Me, Knowing You*
ABBA · Take a Chance on Me
ABBA Mamma Mia*
ABBA honey, honey*
ABBA I Have a Dream
ABBA · Don't Shut Me Down
ABBA The Winner Takes It All
ABBA · Money, money, money
ABBA · Chiquitita
ABBA · Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
ABBA · One of Us
ABBA · Super trouper
ABBA Waterloo*
ABBA · Thank you for the music

All songs by Göran Bror Benny Andersson (1946–) and Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (1945–); except * by Andersson, Ulvaeus and Stig Erik Leopold Anderson (1931–1997). Arrangements by Thorsten Schäffer.

Monica Ballwein · Singing & Dancing
Sabine Stieger · Singing & Dancing
Jasmin rituper · Dance & Choreography
Elisabeth Fuchs · Conductor
Choir of the Philharmonie Salzburg
Philharmonic Salzburg

FRI October 14, 2022 15:00 PM Additional performance (can be booked as a subscription!)
FRI October 14, 2022 19:30 PM sold out 

Big festival house, Salzburg

Ticket prices: € 19 to € 99
In the 3-subscription, 25% cheaper

Expected end of the concert around 17:00 p.m./21:30 p.m. Concert with a break.

Organizer ∙ Tickets: Philharmonie Salzburg

Invitation to sing along!

Rehearsal schedule and online registration for choir singers

Yes, and I have to say that we're a bit amazed by the success - I think it's our biggest success now
to Waterloo and 'SOS'. So – 'Mamma Mia'!
– NDR radio interview with Björn Ulvaeus