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PROGRAMME DETAIL

The Fairy Queen for Children

New production of the Salzburg Festival
Musical Arrangement by Henrik Albrecht based on motifs by Henry Purcell

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CREATIVE TEAM

Elena Tzavara, Henrik Albrecht, Stage Adaptation
David Niemann, Conductor
Elena Tzavara, Director
Elisabeth Vogetseder, Sets and Costumes

CAST

Nika Gorič, Titania
Miriam Albano, Puck
Sean Michael Plumb , Oberon
Oliver Johnston, Technician (Francis Flute)
Unnsteinn Árnason, Technician (Niklas Bottom)
Mingjie Lei, Albina Latipova, Couple of visitors
salzburg orchester solisten

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

The new children’s opera at the 2016 Salzburg Festival is based on motifs of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and takes the young audience on a journey into the magical world of Titania, Queen of the Fairies.
Titania and the Fairy King Oberon are arguing which of them is a better magician. Their fight not only disturbs the action, but also seems to derail the entire performance.
It is only thanks to the forest spirit Puck that the fantastic story about magic and the theatrical art of transformation comes to a good end.
Inspired by Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, a so-called ‘masque’ combining poetry, music, dance, costumes and stage effects with courtly masquerade in 17th-century England, Salzburg’s children’s opera introduces youngsters to the world of Shakespeare and Purcell. The Fairy Queen in Salzburg, sung by members of the Young Singers Project, not only reveals the magical powers of musical theatre to children aged 6 and up, but also gives them a glimpse of the world ‘behind the scenes’.

Age: from ca. 6 upwards
Language: German
Duration: ca. 60 minutes
Admission € 36,-
Children & Youths € 21,-

Always before the performances we offer introductory workshops at 01:30 pm.

SALZBURG FESTIVAL BLOG

Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Opera

31 AUG2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:18 h;
posted in: Opera, General

Altogether, 46 opera performances were on the programme: three new productions, two revivals, one restaging, one revival from the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and three concert performances formed the 2016 opera offerings. Compared to last summer, 12,000 opera tickets more were on sale – a record topped only during the Mozart Year 2006.

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Opera 2016

5 NOV2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:35 h;
posted in: Opera

The 2016 opera programme includes three new productions, two revivals, one re-staging, one revival from the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and three operas performed in concert. The 2016 Festival opens with a world premiere by the British composer Thomas Adès. The Exterminating Angel is the title of an opera in two acts which will also be shown in London, Copenhagen and in New York in 2018, after its Salzburg premiere.

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Children’s and Youth Programme 2016

5 NOV2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:05 h;
posted in: General

The fact that Salzburg is occasionally a magical place can be experienced first-hand by our youngest guests, as they discover this year’s children’s opera The Fairy Queen, produced especially for the Salzburg Festival. The audience is taken on a journey into the magical world of Titania, Queen of the Fairies. The opera, lasting approximately 60 minutes, has been conceived based on motifs from William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.

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