"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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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.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Only until June: Experience the successful musical now at the Ronacher!
Premiere: Saturday, 08.10.2022 - 7:30 pm
Duration: ~ 2:40h
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.
We Are Musical - The Next Generation 2023
in June in Raimund Theater
VBW and MUK present students of the "Musikalisches Unterhaltungstheater (MUNTER)" programme at a major graduate concert in June.
In Concert | Open Air in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace
Premiere: Thursday, 29.06.2023
Duration: ~ 2:30h
Due to the enormous audience success and a total of over 30,000 tickets sold, the VBW’s internationally successful production ELISABETH, penned by the successful duo of Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay, will also be performed next year from the 29th of June to the 1st of July 2023 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.
ROCK ME AMADEUS – THE FALCO MUSICAL
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.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
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.