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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    The most successful musical of all times

    Premiere: Friday, 20.09.2019

    Duration: ~ 2:40h

    The most successful musical of all time will stay longer in Vienna because of its great success and can therefore be seen in the Ronacher in autumn 2020! Breathtaking dance, legendary costumes, a magical stage design, Grammy-awarded, electrifying music and the moving world hit "Memory" make CATS an unforgettable experience. A magical theatre evening for the whole family.

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    Miss Saigon

    The most moving love story of our time

    Duration: ~ 2:40h

    From autumn 2020 in vienna! The global smash hit musical as the opening production at the newly renovated Raimund Theater. The moving love story of Kim, the Vietnamese girl, and Chris, the American GI, and their fateful encounter in Vietnam is brought to life in a lavish staging with haunting music, extravagant choreography, a striking set and breath-taking technical effects.  

  • Elisabeth - Konzertante Aufführung 2021 © VBW

    In Concert

    ELISABETH 2021

    In Concert | Open Air

    Premiere: Thursday, 01.07.2021

    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 25th to the 27th of June 2020 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.