Opera Camps

Opera Camps

Hanne Muthspiel-Payer

Conception and Lead

passwort:klassik, music education programme of the Vienna Philharmonic

In the opera camps, music-loving children and teenagers aged 9 to 17 become immersed in the world of opera and spend a week at Arenberg Castle with artists and experienced teaching professionals. Here they engage with material from great operas and conclude the week by performing their own interpretations of the works, assisted by members of the Vienna Philharmonic, in front of an audience.

In cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic and with the support of the Salzburg Foundation of the American Austrian Foundation (AAF) and Solway Investment Group

Accommodation:
Schloss Arenberg
Arenbergstraße 10
5020 Salzburg

The number of places is limited.
Applicants will be informed whether they have a place by the end of March 2021.
Applications for the opera camps can only be submitted using our online application form by Sun 28 February 2021, 1:00 p.m.. Written applications or applications made over the phone cannot be accepted.

The participation fee includes workshops, rehearsal visit, room and board, leisure time activities. Bursaries are available for participants from low- income families.

Jedermann-Camp

On the drama Jedermann (Everyman) by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
For teenagers aged 10 to 15
Camp language: German

Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Jedermann (Everyman) lies at the very heart of the Salzburg Festival. ‘The entire city holds its breath for this play’, wrote Max Reinhardt during the 1930s, ‘even the children act out Jedermann’. Indeed, the children back then did perform Hofmannsthal’s ‘Play of the Rich Man’s Death’ for their own amusement.
Just as in the 1930s, the children and young people who take part in the Jedermann camp will experience the original version and present their own play after an intensive week of preparation. The alternation between choral singing, instrumental music, acting and stage design will enable participants to slip in and out of different roles and rise to the various tasks that are vital in putting on your own theatre production.

Sun 25 July (arrival in the afternoon)
to Sat 31 July 2021
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performances
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free tickets starting on 3 July only online
(no reservation possible)
Sat 31 July, 04:00 pm
SZENE SALZBURG
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Così fan tutte-Camp

On the opera Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
For teenagers aged 13 to 16
Camp language: German, English

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte tells the story of two young couples whose relationships are thrown into crisis because of a rash bet. Their questions and problems are as relevant to us today as they were when the work was composed 230 years ago. The opera deals with desire and being in love, loyalty and sincerity, doubt and lies. Mozart’s music takes us behind the fragile facade and shows what the lovers really feel. Even though the opera ends happily, a question mark remains: is it reasonable to play such tricks on your soulmate?

Sun 1 August (arrival in the morning)
to Sat 7 August 2021
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performances
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free tickets starting on 3 July only online
(no reservation possible)
Sat 7 August, 04:00 pm
MAX SCHLERETH SAAL of the
UNIVERSITY MOZARTEUM
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Intolleranza-Camp

On the opera Intolleranza 1960 by Luigi Nono
For teenagers aged 15 to 17
Camp language: German, English

Luigi Nono’s Intolleranza 1960 sounds like an outcry — a manifesto, composed in sound, against intolerance and oppression. On the one hand it’s a plea for peace and freedom, on the other a moving story about life, love and death. What does it feel like to be alone in a foreign place? How can fanaticism, state impunity and social inequality be dealt with? Aren’t these questions that affect our society, young and older people alike, just as much today as when the work was composed in 1960?
Nono’s sophisticated musical language will be explored in the opera camp. Together we’ll develop our own way of engaging with this 20th century masterpiece, using the elements of music, dance and staging.

Sun 8 August (arrival in the morning)
to Sat 14 August 2021
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performance
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free tickets starting on 3 July only online
(no reservation possible)
Sun 14 August, 04:00 pm
MAX SCHLERETH SAAL of the
UNIVERSITY MOZARTEUM
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Tosca-Camp

On the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
For children aged 9 to 13
Camp language: German, English

With its deadly game of political corruption, love and betrayal, Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca offers pretty much everything that you might expect from a great Italian opera. What plays out between a woman and three men in the space of 24 hours more than matches the sus- pense of even the most watchable TV show. In the opera camp, the children and teenagers will not only tackle the dramatic situations on stage, but also take in Puccini’s highly emotional music. What’s more, they will learn why the heroine treats her loathsome adversary to ‘Tosca’s kiss’…

Sun 15 August (arrival in the morning)
to Sat 21 August 2021
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performance
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free tickets starting on 3 July only online
(no reservation possible)
Sat 21 August, 04:00 pm
ARGEkultur NONNTAL
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