Tanz der Vampire (Dance of Vampires)
26 August 2016, Friday, 19:00
Musical in two acts by Jim Steinman
The Winner of the "Golden Sofit" and "Golden Mask" Awards
Music JIM STEINMAN Book & lyrics MICHAEL KUNZE
Russian text Susanna Tsuruk
Original version direction Roman Polanski (France, Poland)
Production director Cornelius Baltus (Holland)
|Choreography of original version and Vienesse version 2009
||Dennis Callahan (USA)
|Production designer, costume, make-up & wigs
|Musical supervisor, arrangements
||Michael Reed (Great Britain)
|Music Director and conductor
||Alexey Nefedov (Russia)
|Original light design
||Hugh Vanstone (Great Britain)
|Light design recreated for Saint-Petersburg
||Chris Hirst & Matt Daw
||Michael Habla (Austria)
|Assistant musical supervisor
||Berndt Steixner (Austria)
|Music Director's Assistant and Vocal pedagogue
||Elena Bulanova (Russia)
||Brigitte Derks (Holland) & Daria Zholnerova (Russia)
||Vanni Viscusi (Italy)
|Wig & make up supervisor
||Karine Uvjen (Belgium)
Opening night of the performance took place on 3rd of September 2011.
Famous production, a real hit in musical world, musical “Tanz der Vampire” for the first time in Russia is produced on the stage of our theatre.
One of the most profound film directors Roman Polanski made movie for the popular at those time theme about vampires. Director has created especially beautiful film in which lyricism, mystery and disquieting presentiments are adjoined by humor.
Movie of Polanski was such a success that idea to create musical based on its material arose. This intention was realized by famous composer, co-author of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman and author of librettos Michael Kunze. On 4th of October 1997 opening night of “Tanz der Vampire” took place in Viennese theatre “Raimund”, it was such a success that theatres of various countries became interested in the show. 12 years later Cornelius Baltus realized direction of new version “Tanz der Vampire”, opening of new version took place on 17th of September 2009 on the stage of “Ronacher” theatre.
Nowadays “Tanz der Vampire” is staged in 10 cities of Europe.
Professor Abronsius and his young assistant Alfred are trying in vain to safe people of Transylvanian small village from vampire, mysterious count von Krolock, and his huge retinue. Demonic attraction of count casts a spell over people and they taking the risk to yield to temptation turn into vampires.
Based on the film "The Fearless Vampire Killers"
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. and Turner Entertainment Co.
Original staging was carried out in Vienna in 1997 VBW (Incorporated Theatres of Vienna) with Roman Polanski, Andrew Braunsberg and Rudi Klausnittser.
Original Production: Vereinigte Bühnen Wien GmbH
Worldwide Stage Rights: VBW International GmbH
Linke Wienzeile 6, A – 1060 Vienna, Austria, email@example.com, www.vbw.at
Characters and Performers:
|Count von Krolock||—|
|Alfred, his assistant||—|
Honored Actress of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
|Chagal, innkeeper, her father||—|
|Rebecca, his wife||—|
laureate of "Golden Mask" award
|Herbert, Krolocks son||—|
laureate of "Golden Sofit" award
|Koukol, Krolocks servant||—|
Denis Aliev (Krolock, Professor)
Amarby Tzikushev (Krolock, Professor)
Irina Satukova (Sarah)
Natalia Burtasova (Sarah)
Alexander Kanev (Alfred)
Alexander Safronov (Alfred)
|Soloists for Nightmare Scene||—|
Anna Gorbunova (swing, dance captain)
Olga Dedik (swing)
Ivan Dremin (Ballet soloist of the "Red Boots" scene)
Alexander Safronov (swing)
The performance is recommended for viewers aged 18 and above