Musical meets Opera 7

Melodies from opera and musical

MUSICAL MEETS OPERA is an event for music enthusiasts from opera and musical. Based on the melodies from the musical and well-known opera scenes, content comparisons are made and nothing stands in the way of discovering the unknown genre. Rounds of interviews with everyone involved allow an expanded insight into the everyday life of opera and musical singers. Music connects no matter what language you speak.

MUSICAL MEETS OPERA wants to contribute to getting young people excited about music theater and discovering their love for music. This is made possible by the cooperation between the Vereinigten Bühnen Wien and the friends of the Vienna State Opera.

As in previous years, actors from the current musical production of the Raimund Theater - the musical MOZART! - and well-known colleagues from the genre of the opera together on stage. There will also be a guest appearance by the celebrated Janoska Ensemble. The audience can look forward to well-known melodies from the world of opera and musicals - accompanied by the orchestra of the United Stages Vienna - this time everything is about the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Through the matinee, Dr. Thomas Denmark, General Secretary of the Friends of the Vienna State Opera, who is also responsible for the idea and concept of the matinee. Mozart! Composer Sylvester Levay will also be among the guests of honor.

The musical MOZART! From the pen of the successful duo Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay illuminates the world musician, the historical figure, a legend of classical music. Mozart is shown here as an extraordinarily talented artist who nevertheless or precisely because of this struggles with the simple challenges of life. MOZART! - a drama about growing up - wants to free a historical figure that has become a cliché from kitsching and idolatry.

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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.