Into the Woods

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PreviousNovember 2024

After „A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum“ and „Sweeney Todd“, the Volksoper will include a third musical from Stephen Sondheim in its repertoire. First performed in 1987, „Into the Woods“ has its own special way of combining wit, humour and musical elegance. Both author James Lapine and Sondheim took inspiration from Bruno Bettelheim’s „The Uses of Enchantment“, a plea for the „truth of our imagination“.

Program and cast

Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
Narrator / Mysterious Man: Robert Meyer
Cinderella: Laura Friedrich Tejero
Hans: Oliver Liebl
Hans' mother: Ursula Pfitzner
Baker: Peter Lesiak
Wife of the baker: Julia Koci
Cinderella's stepmother: Martina Dorak
Florinda, her daughter: Elisabeth Schwarz
Lucinda, her daughter: Theresa Dax
Cinderella's father: Franz Suhrada
Little Red Riding Hood: Juliette Khalil
The witch: Bettina Mönch
Cinderella's mother / Red Riding Hood's grandmother: Regula Rosin
Wolf / Cinderella's prince: Drew Sarich
Rapunzel: Lauren Urquhart
Rapunzel's prince: Martin Enenkel
Valet: Christian Graf
Voice of the giantess: Erika Pluhar
Snow White: Vanessa Zips
Sleeping Beauty: Sarah Weidinger

Direction: Olivier Tambosi, Simon Eichenberger
Choreography: Simon Eichenberger
Stage design: Frank Philipp Schlößmann
Costumes: Lena Weikhard
Video: Roman Hansi
Dramaturgy: Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz

Volksoper Vienna

Public transport:

Underground line U6
Trams 40, 41, 42
Bus 40A
Stop "Währinger Straße / Volksoper"

A taxi stand is located at Währinger Gürtel.
Parking garages in WIFI and AKH


The Volksoper is Vienna’s main stage for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, offering sophisticated musical entertainment. Colourful, eclectic and full of vitality, it is the only theatre dedicated to the genre of operetta.

Operetta belongs to Vienna and Vienna installed it at the home of operetta, Volksopera Vienna, which thereupon became the leading operetta house in the world. First class singers, actors and dancers together with a versatile orchestra cunjure up a musical firework display every evening.

Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán wrote their world famous beloved melodies for operettas such as “The Fledermaus”, “The Merry Widow” and “The Csárdás Princess”. A visit to at least one of these operettas at the Volksopera Vienna is a must for every visitor to Vienna!

Also performed are operas from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as classic musicals and ballet. In addition, the Volksoper has a fifth longstanding and proven speciality: it stages soirées, cabaret and burlesque performances under the name of “Volksoper Spezial”.

In the repertory theatre, which seats 1,337 persons, some 300 performances of around 35 different productions are staged every year between September and June.

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