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Elisabeth (2005)

A musical chronicle on the unhappy life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her bizarre love affair with Death.


Sven Offen


Michael Kunze (book)


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Credited cast:
Maya Hakvoort Maya Hakvoort ... Elisabeth, Kaiserin von Österreich
Máté Kamarás Máté Kamarás ... Der Tod, Elisabeths Liebhaber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Bauer André Bauer ... Kaiser Franz Joseph, Elisabeths Mann
Sigrid Brandstetter Sigrid Brandstetter ... Helene von Wittelsbach
Björn Breckheimer Björn Breckheimer ... Baron Hübner, Wiener Kapitalist
Dominik Büttner Dominik Büttner ... Todesengel
Fernand Delosch Fernand Delosch ... Graf Grünne, kaiserlicher Generaladjutant
Johann Ebert Johann Ebert ... Kronprinz Rudolf, als Kind
Melanie Gemeiner Melanie Gemeiner ... Todesengel
Murray Grant Murray Grant ... Todesengel
Lisette Groot Lisette Groot ... Mary Vetsera
Nadine Hammer Nadine Hammer ... Fräulein Windisch, eine Irre
Noud Hell Noud Hell ... Baron Kempen, Polizeichef
Kerstin Ibald Kerstin Ibald ... Gräfin Esterhazy
Serkan Kaya Serkan Kaya ... Luigi Lucheni, Elisabeths Mörder


A musical chronicle on the unhappy life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her bizarre love affair with Death.

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5 December 2005 (Austria) See more »

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Dolby Digital | Stereo


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Did You Know?


The idea of having a physical manifestation of Death appear as Elisabeth's lover came directly from the private writings of the Empress herself, who often wrote in her poems and diaries that death is her only "love" and "friend". See more »


Rudolf is seen confronting his mother at the Achilleon, her summer villa at Corfu, Greece. However, in reality, Elisabeth didn't built the villa until 1890, a full year after Rudolf's suicide at Mayerling. See more »


References Evita (1996) See more »

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22 July 2006 | by Lady_SchwartzSee all my reviews

When I first came across this musical, I assumed that it would be about a weepy ingénue type empress and her love problems. This includes a love triangle between Franz Joseph and Death. Queue in really sappy music about how much Elisabeth and Franz love each other while Death sings melodramatic solos about how lonely he is (you know, sort of like Phantom and Les Misérables, but this time it's an empress, an emperor, and death).

Oh how wrong I was! Elisabeth is different from any other musical. The main character Elisabeth, also known as Sissi, is a very intriguing character. Unlike many other female leads, Elisabeth searches for freedom as opposed to fairy tale love. During her younger years Elisabeth is very tomboyish and free spirited, but once she becomes empress others try to hold her down. When Elisabeth refuses, her life begins to spin out of control.

There is a love story between Elisabeth and Death. It's actually quite unique compared to most theatre romance. Their chemistry is very fiery and passionate. Elisabeth confused whether or not she loves death. Sometimes she welcomes him and other times she fights against him.

All together, I thought this was an interesting DVD. Though I much prefer other leads in the roles, I think that this cast put on a great show. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys musical theatre.

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