Sometimes it pays to be as wide ranging as possible in the quest for the next big thing in musical theatre, and Vereinigte Bühnen Wien in Vienna certainly boasts an impressive history of nurturing and developing original and exciting new musicals. The company's latest hit show is a truly international collaboration between some of the finest creative talent currently working in commercial theatre. Schikaneder brings together British director Trevor Nunn with the composer of Wicked,... Read more
“SCHIKANEDER – The turbulent love story behind The Magic Flute” is a romantic musical comedy about the actor, singer, director, writer and impresario Emanuel Schikaneder and his wife, Eleonore Schikaneder celebrated its world premiere on 30 September 2016. It continues the VBW’s tradition of creating new in-house productions – the autumn production of SCHIKANEDER is the Raimund Theater’s twelfth world premiere musical. This is the story of the unconventional marriage between the actor, singer, director, writer and stage manager Emanuel Schikaneder and his wife Eleonore, the relationship between them and their impact to the artistic scenes of the time. Without it, one of the greatest opera libretti of all time – “The Magic Flute” – would never have been written.