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Altman Kellner

revised by Robert N. Freeman

and opere serie along with German operettas and Singspiele, some of the latter composed by Pasterwiz. This brilliant period faded with the reforms of Emperor Joseph II, and finally the Baroque theatre itself was demolished in 1804 to make room for a boarding school. In place of opera a series of oratorio performances was initiated by music director Beda Plank ( 1794–1830 ) with Haydn's The Creation ( 1800 ) and The Seasons ( 1805 ); the last of these took place in 1914 with Rheinberger's Christophorus. Under Abbot Thomas Mitterndorfer ( 1840–60 ) a new organ