Immediately after its premiere in London, CATS began a triumphal march around the world that was so unprecedented that it revolutionized the entire musical world. The legendary play was awarded all major theater awards, including seven “Tony® Awards” - including “Best Musical” - as well as three “Olivier Awards”, three “Drama Desk Awards”, an “Evening Standard Award” and much more. excellent.
The most moving love story of our time in January 2021 in Vienna
MISS SAIGON, the touching musical world success of Cameron Mackintosh, can be seen for the first time in Vienna from January 2021. VBW musical director Christian Struppeck will bring the famous play by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg (including LES MISÉRABLES) in the spectacular new production from January 2021 as a large reopening production to the Raimund Theater.
Since its premiere in Vienna in 1992, ELISABETH has been delighting audiences worldwide with games in Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland in a total of seven languages and more than 11 million internationally visitors. In 1996 she celebrated with the Japanese premiere of the very first premiere of a self-production of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien outside of Austria.
The world premiere of „Man of la Mancha“ took place on Broadway on 22nd November 1965. The
story about the bewildered Spanish knight who battles against windmills ran for a record number of 2300 performances. „Man of la Mancha“ was first performed at the Volksoper in 1994 with Robert Meyer in the role of Sancho. Now the production, directed by Olivier Tambosi, returns with Meyer playing the “Knight of the Sad Countenance”.
"The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum is America's most famous fairy tale, which gained cult status worldwide through the film adaptation with the young Judy Garland (1939). The best-known song from it, "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, was awarded the Oscar in 1940. The stage adaptation of the masterpiece in the production of Henry Mason and in the stage design of Jan Maier also became an audience hit for the whole family at the Volksoper.
Christian Kolonovits and Angelika Messner create a symbiosis of old and new, of traditional and modern, with the new form of BaRock opera created for the Volksoper. Kolonovits, with his combination of baroque elements and the clear power of rock music, proves how close these two styles are to each other. "Vivaldi or The Fifth Season" tells the exciting, scandalous and dramatic life of the "Red Priest", Antonio Vivaldi, the superstar of baroque music par excellence.
"Triumphant success of the first musical in Austria" - "NOW SMALL, KATE" production in February 1956 at the Volksoper. The work remained with three new productions and a total of 338 performances at our house - a favorite musical of the audience. Exactly 17 years ago, the last "Kate" production took place at the Volksoper; Bernd Mottl in (by Lund lund textually) renewed garb.
Leonard Bernstein composed the musical in 1953 as a lively homage to New York. The turbulent Greenwich Village always served as inspiration for the musical universal genius. Two Ohio sisters try to navigate the turbulent life of the Big Apple. The younger, Eileen, is preoccupied with devotees, while the rude Ruth tries unsuccessfully to place her literary works with a magazine. The European premiere of the piece took place in 1956 at the Volksoper. Now, 100 years after the birth of Leonard Bernstein, she is presenting a new production.
Broadway icon Bob Fosse developed the vision in the mid-1960s to form an American musical from a film by Federico Fellini. Fellini's "The Nights of the Cabiria" thus became the musical "Sweet Charity" - not without appropriate editing. A project for which Fosse won on the one hand none other than the popular playwright Neil Simon and on the other hand the composer Cy Coleman, who until then had been relatively unnoticed. Its colorful and stirring score, which oscillates between classic Broadway sound, jazz, gospel and early pop, is still a happy hand to legend Fosse.
The ancient Greeks already told the legend of the sculptor Pygmalion, who created a statue of a woman of such an overwhelming beauty that he fell in love with her. Aphrodite proved gracious, brought the statue to life and gave it to Pygmalion as a woman. George Bernard Shaw transformed the antique material into the enchanting comedy Pygmalion, which Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe used in 1956 as the template for their hit musical "My Fair Lady".
Nach triumphalen Gastspielen weltweit beginnt für „We Will Rock You“, den Smash-Hit von Queen und Ben Elton, jetzt ein neues Erfolgskapitel. Ab Jänner 2022 tourt die Show rund um die 24 größten Queen-Hits in der spektakulären neuen Inszenierung der englischen Original-Produktion in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Die Songs werden natürlich in Englisch gesungen, während die Dialoge auf Deutsch geführt werden.