Levay & Kunze: Elisabeth / Hakvoort, Alaoui, Seibert, Vienna Stage Orchestra

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Treading a tightrope between death, life and intense romance in the opulent world of 19th-century Habsburg royalty, Elisabeth tells the story of the beautiful Empress of Austria, from her wedding, to her tragic assassination by the hand of the Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni. Ongoing dark obsessions and inner turmoil are undercurrents as family schisms flare up amidst a crumbling empire. These powerful themes and a potent score brimming with fabulous music have combined to establish Elisabeth as the most successful German-language musical of all time. This spectacular open-air event presents Elisabeth at the fabled empress’s real-life home – Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: January 27, 2023

  • Catalog Number: 2110749

  • UPC: 747313574957

  • Label: Naxos AV

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: Contemporary

  • Composer: Sylvester Levay

  • Conductor: Michael Romer

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchester der Vereinigten Buhnen Wien