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Thomas Smolej (born 24 September 1982 in Villach) is an Austrian actor and director.
Thomas Smolej grew up in Carinthia, completing high School in 2001 at BORG Klagenfurt with a concentration on music (Piano, Voice) and completed acting degree at the Viennese Examination Board (Paritätische Prüfungskommission Wien). Alongside his civil service in a retirement home he studied voice with Ronald Pries at the Klagenfurt Conservatory. Since 2002 Thomas Smolej has been living in Vienna. After moving there he took private acting lessons with Erhard Pauer and Isabel Weicken, as well as voice with Christian Koch und Jack Poppell and had speech training with Biggi Weidinger. Since then he has worked as a freelance actor in stage productions, doing voiceovers for radio and TV, and as an acting coach and lecturer for speech technique (“Introduction to Theoretical and Practical Speech Technique”, „Einführung in die theoretische und praktische Sprechtechnik“) at the Theater Film and Media department of the University of Vienna. Since 2005 Thomas Smolej has been a member of the permanent ensemble of Kabarett Simpl, has worked as a director, and has been on the Jury of the Examination Board for Equal Representation in the Stage Profession (Paritätischen Prüfungskommission für den Bühnenberuf) since 2012.
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Erhard Busek is an Austrian politician from the Christian-conservative People's Party (ÖVP). Throughout his political career, he was widely regarded as one of the leaders of the party's liberal wing. He is coordinator of the South-Eastern Cooperative Initiative (SECI) and chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe.
Fritz Grünbaum was an Austrian Jewish cabaret artist, operetta and pop song writer, director, actor and master of ceremonies.
The Railjet is a high-speed rail service in Europe operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Czech Railways (ČD). It was introduced with the timetable change of 2008–2009 and operates at speeds of up to 230 km/h (143 mph). The railjet is the premier service of the ÖBB and operates both domestically within Austria and on international services to adjacent major cities in Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Italy and Slovakia.
Finkenstein Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the market town of Finkenstein, in the Austrian state of Carinthia. It is situated on a steep cliff at the southern foot of the Karawanks mountain range, high above Lake Faak, at a height of 788 metres (2,585 ft). Today the castle ruin is the backdrop of the Burgarena, an amphitheatre with 1150 seats mainly used for concerts and festivals.
Herbert Gantschacher is an Austrian director and producer and writer.
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Kai Peterson, is an actor, voice talent, music producer, composer, lyricist and singer in the genres musical theater, Jazz, Soul and Funk. He took his stage name Kai Peterson in 1989, but since his marriage with Karen Henry his legal name is Kai-Peter Henry.
Felician Myrbach was an Austrian painter, graphic designer and illustrator. He was a founding member of the Vienna Secession and the director of the Applied Arts School in Vienna, and was instrumental in the creation of the Wiener Werkstätte.
Schauspielhaus Wien is a theatre in Vienna, Austria, located at 19 Porzellangasse in the 9th District of Vienna (Alsergrund).
Barbara Redl is an Austrian actress.
Werner Hofmann was an Austrian art historian, cultural journalist, writer, curator and museum director, who is "considered by his colleagues as one of the most distinguished European scholars of modern art and its ideology."
Nadja Maleh is an Austrian actress, singer, cabaret artist and director.
Schlosstheater Schönbrunn is a stage at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna which opened in 1747. The Baroque theatre now serves for the training of students of acting and opera of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW), and for performances of the Musik Theater Schönbrunn.
Wenzel Johann Scholz was an Austrian actor in Laibach, Klagenfurt, Graz and in Vienna above all ay the Alt-Wiener Volkstheater, who became known especially as brilliant partner of Johann Nestroy in his posses and Lustspiels.
Werner Schneyder was an Austrian kabarett performer, journalist, writer, actor, stage director, television presenter and sports reporter. He performed political kabarett with Dieter Hildebrandt from 1974 to 1982, with an extra program presented in Leipzig, then in the GDR, in 1985. He moderated das aktuelle sportstudio on ZDF from 1975, and a series about boxing for RTL from 1992 to 1999. He described himself as a Universaldilettant.
Werner Gruber is an Austrian Physicist, Author, Professor, Cabaretist, Diskudant and well known from ORF and as a member of the Socialdemocratic Party Austria (SPÖ).
Marie Charlotte Cäcilie Geistinger (1836–1903) was a celebrated Austrian actress and operatic soprano, known as the "Queen of Operetta". She frequently appeared in works by Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss II and Franz von Suppé. She achieved particular acclaim for performing Rosalinda in the première of Die Fledermaus at the Theater an der Wien in 1874. In 1881, her debut at the Thalia Theatre in New York was well received.
Hellmuth Matiasek, also Helmuth Matiasek, is an Austrian theatre and film director.
Utta Isop is an Austrian philosopher and gender researcher, author and editor. Her main focuses are gender democracy, unconditional basic income, solidarity economy, and social movements.