MOZART!


 
World premiere of the musical "MOZART!" in the Theater an der Wien, Vienna. 
Uwe Kroeger in the role of count Colloredo, Lord Archbishop of Salzburg. 
October 1999 till May 2000.
© VBW

MOZART!

The new musical MOZART! of the successful "Elisabeth"-duet Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay is based on the life-story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

In the center there’s a genius artist, who must escape from his tyrannically-loving father and an imposing system, to be able to open-up as a musician and man – it‘s a drama of growing-up. 

Count Colloredo, Lord Archbishop of Salzburg, plays an important role firstly as patron and then as an adversary of Mozarts in his life.
 

Press commentaries:
 

Stuttgarter Nachrichten / 1999-10-06

..... Stuttgart's former Musicalstar Uwe Kroeger looks after the real surprise: he awards outstanding format to the figure only meagerly outlined by Michael Kunze of the Salzburg‘s Lord Archbishop Colloredo, also vocally.....
 

Neue Zürcher Zeitung / 1999-10-04

..... The singing cast is vocally balanced. Judging upon stage-presence, Mozart himself (Yngve Gasoy Romdal) is not starling of the evening, but rather Lord Archbishop Colloredo (Uwe Kroeger). .....
 

Variety New York, USA

..... there are real treasures ... and uniformly solid cast ..... Mozart's nemesis in the form of the dark Salzburg Archbishop Colloredo (Uwe Kroeger) .....
 

Die Welt / 1999-10-04

..... The cast is excellent: Uwe Kroeger (Colloredo), Lenneke Willemsen (baroness of Waldstätten) and Yngve Gasoy Romdal (Mozart) are good actors and excellent singers. .....
 

Neues Volksblatt Graz / October 1999

..... Thomas Borchert is a strong-voiced strict father Leopold, decorative Uwe Kroeger, dominantly sweeping and prominently singing all over the stage as Colloredo. .....
 

Leipziger Volkszeitung / 1999-10-05

..... Musicalstar Uwe Kroeger convinces as enlightened, power-conscious and vigorous Colloredo, who although too late, is the only one who understands, what a millennium talent this Mozart is. .....
 

Handelsblatt / 1999-10-07

..... Thomas Borchert (father Leopold Mozart) and Uwe Kroeger (archbishop Colloredo) convince vocally and dramatically. .....
 

BILD Stuttgart / 1999-10-05

Stuttgart's Musicalstar Uwe Kroeger (34) – now on stage in the famous Vienna theater. .....
..... His rock tenor voice swept away the weaknesses of music and text of the Revue-Show and a computer breakdown (five minutes interruption) from the hall.
In the Mozart biography, Kroeger plays Lord Archbishop Colloredo of Salzburg. Thundering applause for him. .....
 

Wiener Zeitung / 1999-10-04

..... however Uwe Kroeger offers an impressive performance as Lord Archbishop Colloredo. He, a power-conscious and authoritarian potentate, recognizes Mozart as a genius and finally must admit that his own power fails him. .....
 

Donau Kurier / 1999-10-05

..... As "Lord Archbishop Colloredo" Uwe Kroeger is sponsor, employer and also opponent of the Mozart not wanting to submit to the hierarchical dictation. With this role Uwe Kroeger proved once again the frequency range of his artistic abilities. The conversation of this figure is effectively brought about in a sensational way, paricularily the strength of his vocal stage-presence, which he effectively used. .....
 

Südwest Presse / 1999-10-06

..... As Joe Gillis in "Sunset Boulevard" still in the slipstream of Uwe Kroeger, the young Norwegian fights for the pole-position in "MOZART!" with the German Musicalidol. 
Kroeger embodies the sponsor and opponent of Mozart, Lord Archbishop Colloredo. This governs the society surrounding him - and Kroeger masters the audience. .....
 

Passauer Neue Presse / 1999-10-04

..... The lack of story subsequently gets to the show, even if the figures did distinguish themselves – particularily Uwe Kroeger as the "villain" Colloredo and Lenneke Willemsen as the promising well-meaning countess of Waldstätten. .....
 

Kronenzeitung / 1999-10-04

..... Uwe Kroeger as Lord Archbishop, Thomas Borchert as father Leopold and Boris Eder as Schikaneder show the strongest personality. .....
 

AZ / 1999-10-04

..... He doesn’t just remember cliches in a perfect sceneries magic, but also funny gags like the Archbishop Colloredo (fascinating: Uwe Kroeger) in the coach with WC-armchair or the motorized Thespis carts of the Weber-family. .....