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Ludwig II. - Longing for Paradise

 
Title: Ludwig II. - Longing for Paradise
Original title: Ludwig II. - Sehnsucht nach dem Paradies
Format: one hour
Starring: Tobias Moretti (THE DARK VALLEY)
Directed by: Stephan Barbarino
Produced by: SCRIPT BY Stephan Barbarino
COMPOSED BY Franz Hummel
SET DESIGN Heinz Hauser
COSTUMES Joachim Herzog
CHOREOGRAPHY John Carrafa
PRODUCER Stephan Barbarino
Produced by Ludwig Musical AG & Co.Betriebs-KG in association with Beta
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Ludwig II. - Longing for Paradise

A vision becomes reality

King Ludwig II of Bavaria - dreamer, romantic, visionary who made his fantasies come true. While his legacy lives on in his fairy-tale castles, his extraordinary life continues to fascinate people all over the world. It has been the object of acclaimed films such as Helmut Käutner's "Ludwig II", and documentaries such as Christian Rischert's "In the Ocean of Longing".
Now Ludwig's life has been transformed into a phenomenally successful, utterly unique musical: Ludwig II - Longing for Paradise, created and directed by Stephan Barbarino. Like Ludwig himself, Barbarino turned his vision into reality.
The vision of a theater built solely for a musical on the life of Ludwig II... erected within view of Neuschwanstein Castle, on the very site of the action that unfolds on the stage... A theater whose architecture was inspired by plans for an opera house commissioned by King Ludwig for Richard Wagner... and that resounds 400 times a year with a lush, romantic score.
This is a unique theatrical project devoted to the mythical, poetic, music-filled life of a king who has become a legend.
also available:Ludwig II Feature film
directed by Helmut Käutner
Starring O.W. Fischer, Ruth Leuwerik, Klaus Kinski
115 minutesIn the Ocean of Longing The Life and Death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria Documentary
by Christian Rischert
103 minutes