HANNIBAL - The Alp's most gigantic Show

Glacier theater

The Glacier Spectacle HANNIBAL takes historical Carthage straight to Tirol's wildest mountain world. A real-time Alpine crossing by using modern means, a performance of more than 500 participants taking place on scenic Rettenbach Glacier at 3000 meters above sea level. Quiet and thunderous at the same time, a precise choreography of dancers and avalanches, snow grooming machines, base jumpers, aircrafts, helicopters and skidoos, paragliders and skiers spreading across the glacier landscape. Last time about eight thousand spectators had gathered to witness live and with all senses the incredible adventure of Carthage's most popular commander. A show second to none, created by the Lawine Torrèn artistic network - the world's largest contemporary drama.

Hannibal Sölden Glaciershow

In 218 BC, Hannibal crossed the main Alpine ridge in only ten days and defeated Italy - accompanied by a colorful army of 60,000 African, Celtic and Spanish soldiers plus thousands of horses and 37 elephants.

Hannibal SLDN Sölden Glaciershow

Although the enemies suffered a crushing defeat, Hannibal did not conquer Rome. A fact with unique historical consequences as he was defeated severely by the Romans a bit later. This was the beginning of Rome's world power within the Mediterranean area, signing at the same time the fall of North Africa's Empire of Carthage.

The course of an Alpine Crossing

An architectural masterpiece created by nature

At nightfall the horizon draws silhouettes of the 3000 m high mountain peaks. This is the picture frame for the world's largest show stage formed by nature itself. The performance takes place alternatingly in the immediate vicinity of the spectators or miles away. In the spectators' minds are large-format images that already went down in the history of theater production. On the huge video wall in the middle of the natural stage, next to the ten meter high stepped pyramid, distant scenes come into the huge picture. In collaboration with Sölden and Red Bull, the Lawine Torrèn artistic network stages Hannibal's historic Alpine crossing with snow grooming machines, airplanes, dancers, helicopters and extreme athletes.

A truly breathtaking open-air theater amidst the wide open glacier world - a modern parable about striving for power, love, plotting and scheming, and world politics.

 

FRI, 12 April 2019, 7.30 PM at Nightfall, 67 minutes

Creation: Lawine Torrèn
Text: Joey Wimplinger
Narrator: Harald Krassnitzer
Music: Peter Valentin
Choreography: Donna Jewell
Light design: Frank Lischka
Pyrotechnical effects: Christian Czech
Video: Stefan Aglassinger
Production: Klaudia Gründl de Keijzer
Flight control: Hans Huemer
Constructions: Bergbahnen Sölden
Idea and direction: Hubert Lepka
Initiator: Ernst Lorenzi
Producers: Red Bull, Sölden, Lawine Torrèn

Hannibal Sölden Glaciershow Elephant Pistenbully
Hannibal Sölden Pistenbully Glaciershow

A panoramic event

At the rear end of the panoramic Glacier Road you will find the natural stage of Rettenbach Glacier, encircled by mighty Alpine summits. A highly intensive and almost movie-like experience when it comes to this very special LIVE theater production. All Cinemascope screens and IMAX formats are outshone by the natural Glacier Stage. Hannibal's scene spreads towards 185 degrees, taking place in the third dimension. Representation, dramaturgy, music, light and pyrotechnics literally fuse into a real immersion. While Harald Krassnitzer narrates the story of Hannibal, unbelievable things happen in front of the spectators' eyes: snow groomers become elephants, 150 ski instructors are wedeling down the snow dunes as African desert tribes, and Hannibal himself towers on a huge moving column. Peter Valentine's music - a very emotional soundscore - connects all the breathtaking scenes to a fantastic movie inside your head.

Hannibal Sölden Glaciershow

Elephant moves from Salzburg's Festival Hall to the mighty mountain world of the alps

"Die Liebe der Danae, Summer 2016, Großes Festspielhaus". I witness Alvis Hermanis' production of this wonderful Richard Strauss opera and - somehow - this stepped pyramid strongly reminds me of the huge snow pyramid of HANNIBAL, the Glacier Spectacle. Then a life-size, white elephant enters the scene to the right. What a coincidence! After a couple of talks and discussions, a big truck operated by Bergbahnen Sölden takes the giant elephant to Sölden, towards the glacier fields.

"Thanks to the Salzburg Festival this brilliant sculpture was released from the theater scenery to the majestic Ötztal Alps," states director Hubert Lepka.

 

Hannibal Sölden Elephant Glaciershow

An Elephant and his equals

On the glacier plateau at above 3000 meters altitude the elephant finally met his equals: the snow-grooming machines of Bergbahnen Sölden in the role of Hannibal's elephants that accompanied the troops. The big white animal moved directly from the Salzburg Festival to the glacier slopes without being shy. He also acted as a stage for two professional dancers, Maayan Reiter and Sami Similä who were elected senators of Carthage. Guided by Rotraud Kern - an experienced participant in the glacier spectacle - Sami (he comes from Finland) is happy about the low temperature while Maayan was on the glacier for the very first time. She comes from Israel and didn't know anything about the eternal ice and the white elephant from the opera house. We should invent a name! Yes, Pollux. Good luck Maayan, Sami and Pollux. The herd will start their training again in April!

Hannibal Sölden Elephant Pistenbully Glaciershow

The Hannibal Team

The ensemble of 500 actors is in perfect tune with the natural landscapes of Rettenbach Glacier high above Sölden, coupled with technical highlights on the unique open-air theater stage.

 

TEAM OF ACTORS
 
PRODUCING TEAM
 
A production of
SÖLDEN
RED BULL
LAWINE TORRÈN

HANNIBAL
Tomaz Simatovic

DIDO
Marion Hackl

VENUS
Jasmin Rituper

TV-MODERATOR
Donna Jewell

HAMILKAR/SCIPIO
Chris Mongiardo

AENEAS/DREAM READER
Ekke Hager

HANNIBAL AS CHILD
Äneas Lorenzi

SENAT OF CARTHAGE
Peter Beil
Lucia Riccelli
Pascale Staudenbauer
Natali Radelic
Ruth Burmann
Vladimir Conde Reche
Julie Abeyta
Rocki Jian
Andrea Lozano
Kellie Walsh

ELEPHANTS
Pistenbully-Fahrer der Bergbahnen Sölden
Seppl Falkner
Markus Klotz
Hannes Klotz
Erich Krabacher
Andreas Fiegl
Rene Schöpf
Markus Gritsch
Karl-Heinz Jordan
Alexander Klotz
Johannes Gritsch
Bernhard Gstrein
Hubert Granbichler
Michael Schultes
Sascha Nösig
Marco Kuprian
Jakob Auer
Mario Haller
Lukas Thaler
Dietmar Kreuzer
Mathias Fiegl
Lukas Tamerl

EXCAVATOR
Bruno Gstrein

CARTHAGE ARMY
SKI INSTRUCTOR

Skilehrer der Skischule Sölden-Hochsölden Leitung: Gotthard Gstrein
Skilehrer der Skischule Yellow Power Leitung: Herbert Gurschler
Skilehrer der Skischule Ötztal Leitung: Urban Gstrein

MOTOCROSS
Leitung: Dieter Happ
Manfred Hörburger
Thomas "Scotti" Beiler
Florian Praxmarer
Martin Lindner
Benjamin Walch
Seppo Suttner
Siggi Raich
Bernd Hupfauf
FXR Racing Team Italy
Peter Seurianz

SKIDOO
Leitung: Wilhelm Schmidt
Manuel Schmidt
Roland Zanet
Norbert Zanet
Pierre Colaluce
Tobias Hackl

ALPINE GUIDES
Richard Fender
Peter Brüggeler
Gotthard Gstrein
Alois Gstrein
Martin Gstrein
Karl Maier
Gustl Pfandler
Ferdl Plörer
Robert Santer
Martin Santeller
Herbert Schmid
THE FLYING BULLS
PARAGLIDER

Leitung: Alfons Hörhager
Sebastian Bacher
Harald Böss
Leo Dornauer
Roland Eberl
Christian Eder
Gitti Eder
Willfried Fankhauser
Hans-Jörg Geisler
Dominik Gstir
Georg Gundolf
Michael Hanser
Patric Hörhager
Hannes Kalkus
Günter Kerschenbauer
Theresia Klingler
Andreas Kohler
Anja Kreidl
Ulrich Loacker
Christoph Müller
Lucca Oman
Burkhard Rimel
Frank Salzgeber
Stefan Salzgeber
Markus Schuler
Markus Spitaler
Albin Sporer
Jürgen Stock
Johannes Tshofen
Martin Volgger
Josef Wechselberger

SPEEDKITER
Elias Bachmann
Martin Beikircher
Irene Burger
Paul Fischnaller
Friedemann Flache
Lukas Hitthaler
Luka Hofer
Peter Holzer
Daniel Kofler
Franz Kofler
Manuel Mair
Chris Niederkofler
Fabian Oberbichler
Martin Oberhofer
Leonhard Oberhöller
Günther Oberjakober
Kevin Pescosta
Lukas Rifesser
Andreas Schreilechner
Martin Weissteiner
Michael Weissteiner

PROPELLER
Isidor Grüner

SKYDIVER
HSV Red Bull Salzburg Fallschirmsport

Paul Steiner
Michael Löberbauer
Martin Stoiber
Tobias Hufler
Florian Greger
Magdalena Schwertl
Markus Langwieder
Roland Gasser
Gert Weinfurter
Horst Purrer
Joe Kroissl
Robert Schwendinger
Ground staff
Heidrun Prosch
Ulrike Huemer

ESCAPING AENEAS AND HIS COMRADES
B.A.S.E. Jumper - Red Bull Skydive Team
Marco Waltenspiel
Georg Lettner

HERKULES, GODS AND FIGHTER OF TROY
Flying Bulls
B-25 Mitchell
Pilot – Frederic Handelmann
Pilot – Hans Pallaske

Alpha Jet  
Pilot – Philipp Haidbauer

F4-Corsair  
Pilot – Eric Goujon

P-38 Lightning
Pilot – Raimund Riedmann

AB 212 des österreichischen Bundesheeres
Pilot – Mjr. Andreas Buchmayr
C-Pilot – Hptm. Reinhold Reiter
Winde – OStWm. Mario Turner
MUSIC
Peter Valentin

NARRATOR
Harald Krassnitzer

TEXT
Joey Wimplinger

LIGHT DESIGN
Frank Lischka

KARTHAGO TV
Stefan Aglassinger

CHOREOGRAPHY
Donna Jewell

COSTUMES
Janett Sumbera-Percht

MAKE UP
Doris Scheuringer
Manuela Kreiter

FLIGHT DIRECTOR
Hans Huemer

OVERALL COORDINATION
Ernst Lorenzi

PRODUCING DIRECTOR
Klaudia Gründl de Keijzer

CONCEPT AND PRODUCTION
Hubert Lepka

PYROTECHNICAL EFFECTS
Pyrovision
Christian Czech
Eugen Seethaler
Tom Unger
Manuel Salzmann
Stefan Strohmer
Markus Brandtner
Gerald Thaler
Sunantha Hankampang
Sarawut Taisub

PRODUCING ASSISTENT
Valerie Mackinger

SET RUNNER


VIDEO ASSISTENT Karthago TV
Veronika Wieser
Gottfried Ehgartner
Margret Appesbacher

LIVE CAMERAS
Christian Gappmaier
Martin „Mungo" Hanslmayr
Felix Bauer
Wolfgang Friedinger
Eduardo Gellner

COORDINATION RED BULL
Alex Zika
Juliane Wöss

COORDINATION FLYING BULLS
Raimund Riedmann
Hans Huemer
Sylvie Pichler

PHOTOS
Ernst Lorenzi
Wolfgang Kirchner
Peter Rigaud
Magdalena Lepka
Reinhard Tripp
Guido Mangold
Bernhard Spöttel
Jürgen Skarwan
Isidor Nösig

GRAPHICS
Elli Ferstl
Robert Rottensteiner
Reinhard Tripp
Christoph Mindek

KARTHAGO TV JOURNAL
Ernst Lorenzi

WEB REDACTION
Marlene Leberer

GUEST- AND PRESSSUPPORT
Julia Lepka-Fleischer
Carmen Fender
Ernst Lorenzi
Marlene Leberer

STAGE
 

ORGANSING COMITEE
 
STAGE- AND SAFETYTECHNIQUE
Sicher UK Udo Kirchmayer
Hanno Rampelt
Wolfgang Czihak
Andreas Klein
Ludwig Lepka
Jonathan Huber
Luis Maierhofer
Jakob Kaufmann
Jonas Burmann
Rudi Hauser

LIGHT AND SOUND
GRUPPE 20
Ilsanker Lichttechnik
Klaus Mayer
Sabrina Hava
Stefan Ebelsberger
Flo Ilsanker
Ulli Eckert
Bernd Dimbeck
Thomas „Fossi" Forster
Christian „Labs" Kopfinger
Michael „54iger" Öchsner
Tom „Patch" Feifel
Robin Schöne
Heide Tömpe
Markus Völk
Andreas Liebl

TRANSPORTS
Bergbahnen Sölden
Benjamin Sticker
Hermann Köfler
Michael Klotz
Michael Gstrein
Florian Gstrein
Rene Gritsch
Christoph Kuen
Fritz Fischer

VENUSTRANSPORTS SKIDOO
Marco Wilhelm

AVALANCHE
Berthold Pult

ICE- AND SNOWSCULPTURE
Markus Klotz
Hubert Granbichler

STAGE
Wolfgang Waldhart
Gernod Freidl
Mitarbeiter der Bergbahnen Sölden

PAINTING
Gerald Herrmann

HANNIBAL TOWER
Kunstschlosserei Bernd Lang

BOATS
Christian Panek
Harry Vettermann
Didi Kopf

KARTHAGO TV STUDIO EQUIPMENT
Habicherhof, Ötz
Roland Haslwanter

ZORBKUGEL
Sportcamp Fun-Pro Rupert Pichler

BALLOONBURNER
Franz Steinkogler
Heidrun Prosch

RAFFSTORE
Schlotterer

VIDEOWALL
PRG Worldwide Entertainment Technology Solutions
Robert Kunov
Armin Wolfsgruber

VIDEO TECHNIQUE
AV Professional
Robert Ranzinger
Helmut Rozmann
Elisabeth Neumann
Christian Biro

XENON LIGHT
AO-Lighting Technology GmbH

RADIO
Funk Austria

HELIKOPTER WUCHER
Bruno Füruter
PRESIDENTS
Jakob Falkner
Bernhard Riml
Mag. Oliver Schwarz

FINANCES
Hansjörg Posch

SECRETARIAT
Jakob C. Falkner
Fabienne Holzuknecht

PERMITS
Lukas Arnold
Michael Gritsch

COORDINATION GLACIER TOTAL
Eberhard Schultes
Wolfgang Waldhart

MANAGEMENT GLACIER
Markus Arnold

PARKING & GLACIER ROAD
Gerold Frank

PIST CHIEF
Manfred Fiegl
Dietmar Pichler

TRAFFIC
Helmut Kuprian

RED CROSS
Franz Scheiber

Hermann Klotz

MOUNTAIN RESCUE
Josef Fiegl

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Dr. Joser Rihanek

POLICE
Kdt. Martin Harrer
Obstlt. Hubert Juen

VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE
Georg Schöpf
Rene Riml

DISTRICT COMMISSION IMST
Emanuel Schatz

SÖLDEN COMMUNITY
Franz-Josef Fiegl
Kilian Klotz

COORDINATION SECURITY
Michael Maier

COORDINATION ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS
Isidor Grüner

RESTAURANT AND SUPPLY GLACIER
Armin Riml
Willi Riml

ELECTRO INSTALLATIONS
Helmut Falkner

CASH MACHINE & TELEPHONIE
Gilbert Pult

RADIO
Andreas Schöpf

INTERNET
Roland Grüner
Markus Köll

PACKAGES
Michaela Klotz

TICKETING
Fabienne Holzknecht
Viktoria Baumann

PRESS- AND GUESTSUPPORT
Carmen Fender
Ernst Lorenzi
Sarah Ennemoser

A warm welcome to the Hannibal press corner!

Don't hesitate to contact us at any time if you have further questions.

Press-Contact:

SARAH ENNEMOSER

ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS
Gemeindestraße 4
6450 Sölden

T +43 (0) 57200 217
F +43 (0) 57200 201
sarah.ennemoser@oetztal.com

 

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