Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor

The Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor appears in major concerts and opera productions at the Salzburg Festival and at the town’s Landestheater, offering children and teenagers unforgettable impressions of professional theatre work. The choir has been heard at the Salzburg Festival with soloists such as Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann and has appeared under conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner and Franz Welser-Möst, performing with orchestras and choirs including the Vienna Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the Monteverdi Choir/The English Baroque Soloists. Recent Salzburg Festival opera productions in which the choir has appeared include Die Frau ohne Schatten, Macbeth, Carmen, La bohème, Der Rosenkavalier and Werther.
Beyond its activities at the Salzburg Festival and at the Landestheater, the choir appears in various television and film productions (most recently Christmas with Rolando Villazón/ServusTV/RAI and The Trapp Family – A Life for Music).
During the 2016 Festival summer, the choir will give its own concert as part of the Ouverture spirituelle featuring sacred works by composers from Salzburg.

The music director of the Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor is Wolfgang Götz, Regina Sgier is its vocal coach. 

For further information and applications, please email kinderchor@salzburgfestival.at or call +43.676.7938500.



Come, come, come, let us leave the Town
And in some lonely place,
Where Crouds and Noise were never known,
Resolve to spend our days.
In pleasant Shades upon the Grass
At Night our selves we’ll lay;
Our Days in harmless Sport shall pass,
Thus Time shall slide away.

The Fairy Queen, Act I, Duet


This invitation to enter Titania’s fairy kingdom marks the beginning of this year’s children’s opera, The Fairy Queen. Thus, we invite our young friends to discover the Salzburg Festival as a magical place where music and theatre can be experienced intensely – and far away from daily life.
Apart from reduced tickets to regular performances for young visitors, it is mainly the special performance formats developed particularly for a young audience which help us awaken and strengthen the enjoyment and understanding of music and theatre: new children’s operas produced especially for Salzburg, the introductory workshops offering ‘Fun and Games with Purcell’, the opera camps we are offering this year for the tenth time in cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic, various fringe programmes for specific age groups and projects for young adults as well.
We also actively support young artists: through our Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor, the Young Singers Project and the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award – all of which present numerous public concerts and master classes.
Our greatest goal is to enable both groups – rising young artists and young Festival visitors – to meet each other, with unique experiences ensuing: when, for example, the members of the Young Singers Project find an enthusiastic young audience for their performances of the children’s opera, and the young audience, in turn, elicits outstanding artistic achievements from the singers.
There is much to discover at the Salzburg Festival, and we are delighted to present the following Children’s and Youth Programme for the 2016 season. May it bring our young friends joy and enthusiasm for opera, concerts and plays!