Ludwig II. - Longing for Paradise

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Title: Ludwig II. - Longing for Paradise
Original language: German
Music: Franz Hummel
Book: Stephan Barbarino
Lyrics: Franz Hummel
Premiere: April 7, 2000

Ludwig II. - Longing for Paradise is a musical about the life and death of the Bavarian King Ludwig II. The music was composed by Franz Hummel , the book is by Stephan Barbarino .

The play was premiered on April 7, 2000 in the Musical Theater Neuschwanstein in Füssen , which was built especially for this work . The set design for the very elaborate first production at the original location opposite Neuschwanstein Castle comes from the set designer Heinz Hauser , the costumes were created by the designer Joachim Herzog . Up until its preliminary last performance on December 31, 2003, the musical had over 1.5 million visitors.

The musical was newly staged for the German Theater in Munich . The premiere took place on August 4, 2005; the season lasted until October 2005. A major change in the new production was the inclusion of 3-D effects, which the visitors were given appropriate glasses to view .

From 2005 to 2007, another musical called Ludwig ² was played in the musical theater in Füssen, which has now been renamed the Neuschwanstein Festival Hall . Game operations were discontinued on March 1, 2007, but resumed in 2016.

In 2019 a revised version for city theater was created, which was performed for the first time at the Regensburg Theater in December 2019 .


  • You lovely art
  • Sissi's love song
  • Alliance song
  • Real estate song
  • Ministerial March
  • Eagle and seagull
  • Introduction to the waltz
  • King Ludwig Waltz
  • Paradise polka
  • Ned Daschregga
  • Cannabis sofa
  • Stepp-Plattler
  • Balloon ride around the world
  • Weltschmerz aria
  • Engagement waltz
  • Single ballad
  • Bacchanal
  • Time becomes music
  • Memory is paradise (zither song)
  • Gloria

Individual evidence

  1. musical key - Ludwig II. - Longing for Paradise - Theater Regensburg. Retrieved November 26, 2019 .