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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  • REBECCA 23/24 640x640 EN © Vereinigte Bühnen Wien



    Due to the great success, extended until January 2024!

    Premiere: Thursday, 22.09.2022 - 7:30 pm

    Duration: ~ 2:40h

    The romantic love story at Manderley 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.

  • Rock Me Amadeus 640x640 © VBW



    World premiere on 07 October 2023 at the Ronacher

    Premiere: Saturday, 07.10.2023 - 7:30 pm

    He was a superstar - he was popular. The latest VBW in-house production tells the exciting and moving story of the young Viennese musician Hans Hölzel and his rise to world stardom in a spectacular and at the same time touching new musical created especially for Vienna by top international creatives. Embark on a unique journey through emotions, successes, escapades and the ever-recurring brokenness of the "Falcon", which promises deep insights into his innermost being.

  • Das Phantom der Oper © CML



    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece from March 2024 at the Raimund Theater

    Premiere: Friday, 15.03.2024 - 7:30 pm

    After Vereinigte Bühnen Wien’s great success with CATS, VBW is bringing one of the most famous musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, back to Vienna. Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will be brought to the Raimund Theater in spring 2024 by Artistic Director Christian Struppeck, for the first time in German-speaking countries.

  • ELISABETH - Konzertante Aufführung 2024 © VBW

    In Concert

    ELISABETH 2024

    In Concert | Open Air in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace

    Premiere: Thursday, 27.06.2024

    Duration: ~ 2:30h

    Due to its great popularity, the VBW's successful production of ELISABETH will take place for the fourth and unfortunately last time in 2024 as a major concert highlight in the courtyard of Schönbrunn Palace. From June 27 to 29, 2024, the most successful German-language musical of all time will also be seen one last time next year as an exceptional concert experience in front of the famous historical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace.