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09 January 2022 Stuttgart (Germany)
Sissi - The original film with the 21st Century Orchestra
Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gottfried Rabl - Liederhalle Stuttgart, Beethoven-Saal
Program Info: Anton Profes - Sissi
The life story of Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sissi, has fascinated generations since time immemorial. With her elaborate braided hairstyles including white flower decorations, she is still the ideal of beauty and a female icon today. In Ernst Marischka's Austrian historical film, she was heartbreakingly embodied by Romy Schneider. It is not surprising that the legendary actress, especially as Sissi, is as touching today as she was then: Both women won millions of hearts, had to cope with great fame at a young age and had to fight their way away from the public eye.
In January, conductor Gottfried Rabl and the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra will bring the original 1955 film to life once again on the big screen. Against the splendid backdrop of the Habsburg Monarchy and accompanied by Anton Profes' yearning sounds, the young love of the incomparable Romy Schneider as Sissi and Karlheinz Böhm as the gallant Emperor Franz Joseph I finds its way to each other against parental principles and courtly regulations ...