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Christian Struppeck © VBW / Johannes Ifkovits© VBW / Johannes Ifkovits

Artistic directors of the opera and musical theatre divisions of the VBW appointed

Christian Struppeck: international expert in musicals has tenure as artistic director of musicals extended


As of the 2022/2023 season, the Norwegian opera director Stefan Herheim will take over as artistic director of the Theater an der Wien. The present artistic director, Roland Geyer, will stay in place at the stagione opera house until Herheim takes over. The artistic director of musicals for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW), Christian Struppeck, has had his contract extended for a further five years as of the 2020/21 season. 

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Premiere – I AM FROM AUSTRIA 004 © VBW Karl Schöndorfer© VBW Karl Schöndorfer


Wildly successful opening night at the Raimund Theater


I AM FROM AUSTRIA, the musical by Titus Hoffmann (book & idea) and Christian Struppeck (book & creative development), featuring Rainhard Fendrich’s greatest hits, had its world premiere on 16 September 2017 at the Raimund Theater in Vienna.


Probeneindruck TANZ DER VAMPIRE 002 © Herwig Prammer© Herwig Prammer

Vampires rehearse for the opening night!

premiere 30th of September 2017


Just four weeks to go! On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES can finally be seen in Vienna again! Yesterday VBWs Artistic Director Christian Struppeck and Director Cornelius Baltus invited in the rehearsal studio to give a first insight in the rehearsals. The opening night is on the 30th September 2017 at the Ronacher.

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