Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Children
Two masterworks from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s operatic oeuvre are presented to our youngest audience members – but also to their accompanying adults – in abridged (ca. 70 minutes) and easily understood versions. The main protagonists tell their fascinating stories in spoken dialogues and sing their most beautiful arias, accompanied by the sound of an orchestra and spellbinding stage effects. An ideal introduction to the great and fascinating world of opera for the entire family!
Die Zauberflöte for Children
Prince Tamino has lost his way in a forest. A giant serpent is after him. Tamino is terribly afraid, and faints. One of the Queen of the Night’s ladies kills the serpent and saves Tamino’s life. When he wakes up to see the bird-catcher Papageno, he is not sure whether he is looking at a man or a bird. Papageno brags about his enormous strength and claims to have throttled the serpent. The Queen’s lady catches him lying …
"Let's perform an opera"
Interactive Theatre for Children
“Let’s perform an opera” – and all the children who have always wanted to slip into the costumes and roles of the most famous opera figures are invited to take an active part in the proceedings on stage. To dive into a fantasy world for a few hours, to sing, play and dance, discovering a great work of the operatic literature along the way – that is an unforgettable experience! And when the young stars participating in the Young Singers Project perform the virtuoso arias of the main protagonists during the workshops, each of which lasts several hours, it really feels like standing on stage with them.
Age: from ca. 5 upwards
Program and dates will be announced at a later time.
Performance Venue: Lecture Hall 101 (of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Salzburg, Max-Reinhardt-Platz, Entrance via Furtwänglerpark)
Opera Camps for Children and Teenagers
In cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic and with financial support from the Salzburg Foundation of the American Austrian Foundation (AAF) and the Friends of the Salzburg Festival
Do you want to find out how exciting opera can be, and meet new like-minded friends from other countries? The Salzburg Festival’s Opera Camps make it possible! For one week, everything is about one opera. You will hear it performed by the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival and get a chance to peek behind the scenes! The music, the plot, the figures and their feelings are best discovered by playing, singing and acting yourself, and even designing your own sets. At Arenberg Castle, you develop your own opera together with professionals – then the stage is yours! Members of the Vienna Philharmonic coach the ensemble and perform at the joint public final performance.
Once again, the Salzburg Festival and the Vienna Philharmonic present their opera camps for children and teenagers aged 9 to 17. An international team of pedagogues and artists surrounding Hanne Muthspiel-Payer develops various concepts in order to open the doors of the operatic world to children and young people.
All links to Program for Children and Teenagers 2013