VINCENT VAN GOGH - THE MUSICAL
AUSTRIAN PREMIERE - STADTTHEATER GMUNDEN
MUSIC BY GISLE KVERNDOKK / LIBRETTO BY ØYSTEIN WIIK
IDEA AND EDITING BY INGER SCHJOLDAGER AND ØYSTEIN WIIK
GERMAN TRANSLATION BY SIEGFRIED WEIBEL
The musical tells the exciting and turbulent life of the painter Vincent van Gogh, who could hardly sell a picture in his lifetime, while his works are now constantly breaking new price records.
Driven by his emotions, the unconventional thinker and visionary Van Gogh experiences situations in which happiness and dramatic setbacks are tied close together. The repeated failure of society and one's own inner turmoil may have been the driving force behind his unique work. The special luminosity of his pictures also shows the courage to face this personality.
Vincent van Gogh is still one of the most interesting and multifaceted figures in art history, around whom various myths have come about.
The Dutch painter and draftsman is considered one of the founders of modern painting. Based on current knowledge, he left 864 paintings and over 1,000 drawings, all of which were created in the last ten years of his life. Vincent van Gogh had an extensive correspondence, especially with his brother Theo, who contains a wealth of references to his paintings and is himself a literary figure. His main work, which is stylistically assigned to post-impressionism, had a strong influence on subsequent artists, especially on the Fauves and the Expressionists.
Direction / stage design: Markus Olzinger
Musical direction: Caspar Richter
Accompaniment / Keyboard & Post-Direction: Tomas Küfhaber
Choreography: Julia Ledl
Costume: Elisabeth Sikora
Lighting design: Ingo Kelp
Sound design: Roland Baumann