The original cast recording of Schikaneder: Das Musical has just been released in Germany and I couldn’t be more excited!
The music is done by Stephen Schwartz who also did the music for the world-famous musical, Wicked. Starring in the musical is Mark Seibert in the title role. The role of Eleonore Schikaneder is played by Milica Jovanović. Florian Peters is playing the role of Johann Friedel. Another familiar face might be Toby Joch who was the understudy for Raoul de Chagny in the Oberhausen production of The Phantom of the Opera. He is in the ensemble of Schikaneder and is also cover for Johann Friedel. Katie Hall who played Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on London’s West End is also a part of the cast as Maria Anna Miller.
Schikaneder is a new German musical that is based off of the life of Emanuel Schikaneder, a contemporary and friend of Mozart. The music of Schikaneder is highly based off of the music of Mozart and it’s absolutely fantastic. “Träum Groß” (“Dream Big”) is one of my favorite songs.
This cast recording is definitely going onto my Christmas wish list! It’s an amazing musical and if you’re in Vienna, you should definitely stop in to see it!
*Pictures are not mine. All credit to the photographer.*