Tickets

Choose an event

Performance Details

Performances:
View Performance Overview

Duration: Approx. 1h 20mins (no interval)

Language: German

 

Ticket Purchase

Ticketcorner and is our official ticketing-partner.

Don't buy any tickets on other websites or from other retailers such as Viagogo or Vienna Ticket Office!

Opening Times

Theatre | Box office | Bar:
1h before performance

Auditorium: 30min before performance

  • approx. 1h 20mins (no interval)
  • German
Swiss Tour November - December 2023

A criminally beautiful love story

The Forger of the Century

How Helene and Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the art world - a criminally beautiful love story.

The ingenious artist and forger couple not only successfully fooled the entire art world for years and cheated it out of millions, but also grew even more intimately together in their love after this harebrained act was exposed and they were subsequently imprisoned for years. The two are extraordinary in every way - from the 'genetic defect' that enables Wolfgang Beltracchi to immerse himself in the era and manner of any artist, to their first meeting, their mutual, unconditional commitment, the deception and exposure of a complacent art market, their dramatic arrest and subsequent imprisonment, and their re-emergence into the art world as artists under their own names.

 

 

 

An exciting evening of stories from their lives and letters the Beltracchis wrote to each other during their incarceration - a stone's throw from each other, but never seeing each other.

The captivating and amusing stage program with Stefan Gubser and Mona Petri documents the insane life and the criminally beautiful love story of the world-famous Beltracchi couple. The word spectacle is accompanied by pictures of Beltracchi. Today, fake pictures by Wolfgang Beltracchi still hang in international art museums.

Dramatic composition: Domenico Blass

Direction: Michael Steiner