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05 February 2022 Luzern (Lucerne) (Switzerland)
Sissi - The original film with the 21st Century Orchestra
21st Century Orchestra conducted by Ludwig Wicki - KKL, Concert Hall
Program Info: Anton Profes - Sissi
The life story of Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sissi, has always fascinated generations. With her elaborate braided hairstyles and white flowers, she is still an ideal of beauty and a female icon today. In Ernst Marischka's Austrian historical film she was played by Romy Schneider in a refreshing way. It is not surprising that the legendary actress, especially as Sissi, is touching today as it was then: Both women won millions of hearts, had to cope with great fame at a young age and struggled their way beyond the public image.
After the world premiere in December 2019, the conductor Ludwig Wicki and the 21st Century Orchestra are now resurrecting the original film from 1955 in a glamorous way on the big screen at the KKL. Against the splendid backdrop of the Habsburg Monarchy and accompanied by Anton Profes' wistful sounds, the young love of the incomparable Romy Schneider as Sissi and Karlheinz Böhms as gallant Emperor Franz Joseph I find each other contrary to parental principles and courtly regulations ...