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)

Supported by
UNIQA · Würth Gruppe · Raiffeisen Salzburg

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 2022. The application deadline was on 1 Feb 2022.

However, last chance for the follwing camps:

JEDERMANN CAMP – age 10 to 15: flute, double bass, percussion

ZAUBERFLÖTE CAMP – age 9 to 12: clarinet, bassoon

KÁŤA KABANOVÁ CAMP – age 15 to 17: violin, horn, double bass

AIDA CAMP – age 13 to 16: bassoon

If you have been playing one of these instruments for 4 years or more and are interested in participating, write to us at passwortklassik@wienerphilharmoniker.at.

The participation fee includes workshops, rehearsal visit, room and board, leisure time activities. Bursaries are available for participants from lowincome 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 incidental music composed especially for the Jedermann camp also offers exciting challenges for instrumentalists. 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 17 July
to SAT 23 July 2022
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performances
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free online-tickets starting on 2 July
(no reservation possible)
SAT 23 July, 04:00 pm
GROSSE UNIVERSITÄTSAULA
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Zauberflöten-Camp

On the drama Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
For teenagers aged 9 to 12
Camp language: German, English

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous Singspiel Die Zauberflöte has cast a magical spell over young people and adults alike for 230 years. The children will accompany the questing suitor Prince Tamino on a journey into Sarastro’s mysterious realm, where they will discover wondrous and enchanting melodies that help Tamino to free his Pamina and withstand all his difficult trials. The children will hit the high notes as Queen of the Night, help Papageno to catch his birds, or play the magic flute in the orchestra.

SUN 24 July
to SAT 30 July 2022
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performances
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free online-tickets starting on 2 July
(no reservation possible)
SAT 30 July, 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm
UNIVERSITÄT MOZARTEUM,
THEATER IM KUNSTQUARTIER
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Káťa Kabanová-Camp

On the opera Káťa Kabanová by Leoš Janáček
For teenagers aged 15 to 17
Camp language: German, English

When composing Káťa Kabanová in 1920/21, Leoš Janáček painted a musical portrait of a young woman. Torn between her unhappy marriage, her secret love affair, her feelings of remorse and the moral standards of society, Káťa fights both passionately and desperately for happiness and freedom. The Czech composer Janáček described the tonality of spoken language as the ‘echo of a person’s inner life’, for which he sought musical equivalents. The young participants in this camp will embark on a scenic and musical exploration and develop their own perspective on the opera.

SUN 31 July
to SAT 6 August 2022
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performances
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free online-tickets starting on 2 July
(no reservation possible)
SAT 6 August, 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm
ARGE KULTUR SALZBURG
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Aida-Camp

On the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
For teenagers aged 13 to 16
Camp language: German, English

Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida is one of the most widely played operas ever written. Its heart-breaking love triangle unfolds amid a remorseless power struggle in the ancient Egypt of the pharaohs, ultimately ending in tragedy. The young participants will get to know Verdi’s stunning music and delve into the content and themes of the work. By seeing how these interact with their lived experience, they will stage their own version of Aida and take on a variety of responsibilities as members of the orchestra, choir singers, stage designers and actors.

SUN 7 August
to SAT 13 August 2022
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performance
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free online-tickets starting on 2 July
(no reservation possible)
SAT 13 August, 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm
ARGE KULTUR SALZBURG
More information >