The Barber of Seville for Children

One of the world’s most beloved operas has now been adapted for children and the entire family:
The story of the inventive, witty and charming ‘Barber of Seville’ – also known as Figaro – whose ingenious tricks help his friend Almaviva liberate his beloved Rosina, is not only the ‘prequel’ to The Marriage of Figaro, but also a milestone in opera history.
Education is first and foremost at Salzburg’s opera for children, in two ways: members of the Young Singers Project perform arias and ensembles from Rossini’s masterwork, interspersed with dialogues custom-written for this occasion.
The young audience is introduced cheerfully to the world of opera, learning incidentally how such a ‘total work of art’ is created, and experiences Rossini’s virtuoso melodies and one of the most turbulent stories in all of opera literature.

Age: from ca. 4 upwards
Language: German
Duration: ca. 75 minutes
Admission € 36,-
Children & Youth € 21,-
Performance space: Main Auditorium of the University

All links to Program for Children and Teenagers 2015



Supported by UNIQA


“Friends, this way, come this way, this is the place!”

Thus, Fiorello invites the musicians to accompany Count Almaviva during his serenade at the very beginning of the opera The Barber of Seville. And thus, we invite our young friends to discover the Salzburg Festival as THE place where everyone can join in!
On the one hand, we wish to awaken our young audience to the world of theatre, of opera and classical music – a world full of adventure, imagination and sound, where magical moments wait to be experienced. Specially developed performance formats, workshops, opera camps, youth tickets at reduced prices, student projects and age-appropriate introductory events for children and young people are all designed to spark and nurture an enjoyment and understanding of music and theatre.
On the other hand, we also wish to actively support young artists. The Salzburg Festival is an accelerator and launch-pad for artistic careers, but also offers the space and time for very different artist characters to unfold gradually. This important responsibility is addressed by our Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir, the Young Singers Project and the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, all of which present numerous public concerts and master classes.
Our favourite goal is to create those happy moments in which both groups – young artists and young audience members – meet and give each other the gift of unique experiences: for example when members of the Young Singers Project win the hearts of their young audiences by performing this year’s children’s opera The Barber of Seville, and when those young audience members motivate the performers to give their very best.
There is much to discover at the Salzburg Festival, and we are delighted to present the following children’s and youth programme for the 2015 season to you. May it spark joy and enthusiasm for opera, concerts and drama!