Opera Performances for Children

For our youngest audiences – as well as for their adult companions – we have two operatic masterpieces in this year’s repertory. Both works will be shortened to around seventy minutes each and we guarantee that they will be easy to understand. The main parts are cast with singers from the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project, who tell their exciting stories in spoken dialogue interspersed with their most beautiful arias, which they sing to an orchestral accompaniment and with dazzling stage effects. This is the ideal starting point for any family wanting to delve more deeply into the fascinating world of opera!

Age: from ca. 4 upwards
Language: German
Duration: ca. 70 minutes
Admission € 36,-
Children & Youth € 21,-
Performance space: Main Auditorium of the University

Opera introductions for Children

Fun and Games with Rossini and Mozart

The performances of both of this year’s children’s operas will be preceded by fully staged introductory workshops. Monika Sigl-Radauer will introduce you to the world of opera and explain the onstage action to you in a creative and playful way.

Age: from ca. 4 upwards
Language: German
Duration: ca. 75 minutes
Admission: € 5,-

Opera introductions for Children, Youths and their Families to Il Trovatore and Fierrabras • Final Performances for the Opera Camps

Do you know the operas Il trovatore and Fierrabras? The children and young people who attend our two one-week opera camps will present them in versions of their own. After they have spent a week exploring the music, plot, characters and emotions of these two works, they will present onstage all those elements that have impressed them the most or that have moved them and caused them to marvel. As musicians, singers, actors and set designers, they will reduce both operas to their essentials, allowing you to form a lasting impression of them in the shortest possible time.

Age: from 9 upwards
Language: German
Duration: ca. 1 hour
Free admission

All links to Program for Children and Teenagers 2014