Elisabeth Press Conference

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Intendant Christian Struppeck with lead characters, Copyright: VBW/Rolf Bock
Intendant Christian Struppeck with lead characters, Copyright: VBW/Rolf Bock

On Wednesday, 25th April 2012 there was a press conference on the world acclaimed musical ELISABETH, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a premiere in the RAIMUND THEATER on 5th September 2012. Artistic director Christian Struppeck presented the eight principal actors along with the leading team: “The Vereinigte Bühnen Wien can be proud of their top international cast. The best 39 candidates were selected from over 1,200 applicants. I am pleased to welcome to the cast unique new talents as well as established and popular names. Many of the cast are fulfilling their dream of being part of this world success in Vienna where it was first premiered.”

Principal Cast

  • Annemieke van Dam: Elisabeth
  • Mark Seibert: Death
  • Kurosch Abbasi: Luigi Lucheni
  • Daniela Ziegler: Archduchess Sophie
  • Franziskus Hartenstein: Emperor Franz Joseph
  • Anton Zetterholm: Archduke Rudolf
  • Carin Filipčić: Duchess Ludovika
  • Christian Peter Hauser: Duke Max in Bavaria

    Leading Team:
  • Dr. Michael Kunze: Script
  • Sylvester Levay: Music
  • Prof. Harry Kupfer: Stage Director
  • Koen Schoots: Musical Director
  • Dennis Callahan: Choreography
  • Prof. Hans Schavernoch: Stage Setting
  • Yan Tax: Costume Design
  • Hans Toelstede: Light Design
  • Thomas Strebel: Sound Design
  • Thomas Reimer: Video Design
  • Doris Marlis: Associate Choreographer

    Other members of the cast:
    Jörn Felix Alt, Oliver Arno, Anja Backus, Juliane Katharina Maria Bischoff, Bettina Bogdany, Silke Braas, Riccardo Greco, Dagmar Hellberg, Emma Hunter, Kai Hüsgen, Karsten Kammeier, Jerôme Knols, Linda Konrad, Alice Macura, Marle Martens, Katrin Mersch, Stefan Mosonyi, Max Niemeyer, Wolfgang Postlbauer, Gernot Romic, Barbara Schmid, Jakob Semotan, Rory Six, Caroline Sommer, Christoph Sommersguter, Niran Straub, Katharina Strohmayer, Marianne Tarnowskij, Johan Vandamme, Janneke Ivankova, Dean Welterlen

    The 28 piece orchestra of the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien will be playing under the direction of musical director Koen Schoots. For all those who were unable to attend the press conference call today, a live recording can also be viewed HERE.