"The Diaries of John Rabe" is a touching piece of Chinese contemporary history. The work stands for universal humanism and is an expression of deep gratitude for the rescue of hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians during the Japanese-Chinese War of 1937/38 by a small group of Nanking's international inhabitants, above all the German businessman John Rabe.
The Jiangsu Centre for Performing Arts presents "The Diaries of John Rabe” for the first time on a European tour.
“The opera’s real strength, though, lies in Tang Jianping’s score, with subtle quotes from Bach and the requiem mass, that draw true emotional depth from the surface of Zhou Ke and You Weizhi’s text”.
- Symphony Orchestra of the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group
- Suzhou Symphony Orchestra
- Choir and dance ensemble of the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group
- Musical Direction: Xu Zhong
- Director: Mo Zhou
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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.