Opera Camps

Opera Camps

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

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.

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 February 2020.

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

Registration Opera Camps

Registration Opera Camps

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 12 July (arrival in the morning)
to Sat 18 July 2020
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performances
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Distribution of free tickets starting on 04 July at the
SHOP KARTEN / TICKETS of the Salzburg Festival
(no reservation possible)
Sat 18 July, 03:00 pm
SZENE SALZBURG
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Elektra-Camp

On the opera Elektra by Richard Strauss
For teenagers aged 13 to 15
Camp language: German, English

Richard Strauss’s Elektra tells the tragic story of a family in crisis. More than a decade ago, head of the family Agamemnon set out as military leader of the Greeks to do battle with the Trojans. He now returns home – but as a victor? His family has disintegrated in the meantime: his wife hates him; she and her lover will soon kill him; and Elektra will try to avenge her father. However, this act of retaliation ultimately destroys the avenger herself. Richard Strauss’s opera is a revelatory experience. Musically and psychologically, we’re taken on a rollercoaster of emotions: what makes Elektra tick? What drives her? What relationship does she have with her mother and with her brother Orestes? This all raises the question: what can we forgive our parents for, and what not?

Mon 20 July (arrival in the morning)
to Sun 26 July 2020
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performances
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Sun 26 July, 04:00 pm
GROSSES STUDIO of the
UNIVERSITY MOZARTEUM
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Zauberflöten-Camp

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

Mozart’s Zauberflöte is the most famous Singspiel ever composed and has long cast a magical spell over young people and adults alike. The children will accompany the brave Prince Tamino on a journey into Sarastro’s mysterious realm, where he plans to free his Pamina. On this quest they encounter wondrous creatures and enchanting melodies, which help Tamino to withstand all his dangerous 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 camp orchestra.

Mon 27 July (arrival in the morning)
to Sun 2 August 2020
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performance
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Sun 2 August, 04:00 pm
GROSSES STUDIO 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.

Mon 3 August (arrival in the morning)
to Sun 9 August 2020
Fees: € 475,— each
(Siblings pay each € 455,—)

Public Final Performance
Duration: approx. 50 minutes · free admission
Sun 9 August, 04:00 pm
GROSSES STUDIO of the
UNIVERSITY MOZARTEUM
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