Musical Meets Opera 11 © VBW

The finest musical theater crossover at the Ronacher

The Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW) will present the eleventh edition of MUSICAL MEETS OPERA together with the friends of the Vienna State Opera on April 28, 2019. The popular event for music theater enthusiasts celebrates the wonderful language of the music of musical and opera, thus underlining its universality.
The stars of the current VBW hit show BODYGUARD meet stars on the opera stage.

Great pieces of music from BODYGUARD - DAS MUSICAL meet arias and duets of important, related operas, and are cleverly and amusingly interwoven. Between the musical performances, the moderations and discussions with everyone involved provide an informative and entertaining insight into the world of opera and musical stars. Thomas Denmark, General Secretary of the Friends of the Vienna State Opera, is responsible for the idea and concept and leads through the matinee in a tried and tested manner.

VBW musical director Christian Struppeck: “Music connects generations and cultures. True to this motto, MUSICAL MEETS OPERA will take place for the eleventh time in cooperation with the friends of the Vienna State Opera, here at the Ronacher. Let us enjoy a musical theater program together that brilliantly combines the best of both worlds! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Thomas Denmark, initiator of this already traditional event, and I wish all of us an entertaining matinee! ”

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  • Elisabeth - konzertant 2022 © VBW

    In Concert

    ELISABETH 2022

    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. 

  • Rebecca Spielplan 0222 © Original graphics designed by Dewymers, London



    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.

  • Glöckner Spielplan 0222 © Disney, Foto: Johan Persson



    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.