12. - 22. April 2019 at the Raimund Theater
The VEREINIGTEN BÜHNEN WIEN continue the popular series of Easter concerts with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-renowned cult rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR as a great concert experience on stage. In a concertante version, sung in English, the last seven days of Jesus Christ in Jersualem are narrated from the critical perspective of Judas and brought to the stage for the purpose of Easter.
Musicalstar Drew Sarich will play the role of "Jesus". In 2019 Alexander Balga will direct the production again.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR tells the last seven days of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem from the critical viewpoint of Judas. It is about the love of Mary Magdalene for Jesus, the Last Supper, the judgment of Herod and the betrayal of Judas, which leads to Jesus' way of the cross and finally to his death.
The then 25-year-old Tim Rice published together with the 21-year-old Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1969 in England and the US a single titled "Superstar". Until 1971, it developed into a rock opera, which first appeared as an album, then in concert in July 1971 in Pittsburgh and on October 12, 1971 in the Mark Hellinger Theater in New York premiered. From 1972 to 1981, there were 3,358 performances of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in London's West End, followed a year later by Universal's film adaptation. The Austrian premiere took place in 1981 in the Theater an der Wien.
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In Concert | Open Air in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace
Premiere: Thursday, 30.06.2022
Duration: ~ 2:30h
The VBW’s internationally successful production ELISABETH, penned by the crack team of Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay, will be performed from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July 2022 as an exceptional concert experience in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace.
The famous historical setting provides a unique and dignified backdrop for the concert version of the musical, which tells the dramatic and moving story of the life, loves and tribulations of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
Finally back in Vienna from September 2022
Premiere: Thursday, 22.09.2022 - 7:30 pm
The romantic love story at Manderley Castle gradually develops into a gripping thriller with plenty of intrigue and dark surprises. Breathtakingly staged, with magnificent sets, poignant melodies, a unique, large live orchestra and amazing special effects, REBECCA is a musical experience in a class of its own that you definitely don't want to miss.
From October 2022 for the first time in Vienna
Premiere: Saturday, 08.10.2022 - 7:30 pm
Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME promises an extraordinary and highly moving musical experience for young and old with all the unforgettable songs of the world-famous film. This impressive musical adaptation captivates not only with its Oscar-nominated, opulent music featuring large church choirs, but also with Scott Schwartz's lavish and powerful staging. Experience the successful play after many international productions, including in the USA, Berlin and Tokyo, now finally for the first time in Vienna at the Ronacher.