Log in

Log in

 

My Account

Make use of the advantages of registering at www.wienerphilharmoniker.at: subscribe to various newsletters, participate in the drawing for New Year's Concert tickets and view your online purchases.

Register now

Close window

Menu Calendar

  2017  
  JUN  
M D M D F S S
T 1
F 2
S 3
S 4
M 5
T 6
W 7
T 8
M 12
T 13
W 14
T 15
M 19
T 20
W 21
T 22
F 23
S 24
S 25
M 26
T 27
W 28
T 29
F 30

Home > Youth : Youth

Opera Camps at the Salzburg Festival

Not only for adults does the Salzburg Festival turn the world of opera on its head! This coming summer, children and young people once again have the opportunity of immersing themselves in the world of opera in one of the well-attended passwort:klassik opera camps.

For each of these one-week camps, the program is based on the program of the Salzburg Festival, and the opera productions performed for an adult audience during the festival are also the focus of the opera camps. Before visiting the rehearsal of the original work, the participants receive an age-appropriate introduction to the piece. Subsequently, dramaturges, stage directors and vocalists provide the young audience with an insight into their work or discuss the production with them.

At the same time, under professional supervision, the camp participants develop a production of the opera of their own. A team of drama teachers, stage directors, set designers, choreographers, musicians, composers and choir directors develop a new concept for each opera camp, which the participants then bring to life with their own ideas, skills and talents. The participants take on several roles – as musicians in the camp orchestra, in the choir, as stage designers or as actors.

For the final performance, the camp participants are joined by musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic. The camps are held in German and English, so that participants must have command of one of these two languages to attend. The participants stay in Arenberg Castle with the entire camp team (without parents).

In cooperation with the Salzburg Festival and with the support of the Salzburg Stiftung of the American Austrian Foundation (AAF).

Opera Camps 2017

This very successful program has instilled a love of classical music and opera in children and young people from all over the world. The camps, which are traditionally oriented towards opera, are supplemented for the first time this year by a 'Theater Camp', which will be based on a drama of special significance to the Salzburg Festival: Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Jedermann.

  • The number of places for the camps are limited. Applicants will be informed whether they have a place by the end of February 2017. Applications for the opera camps can only be submitted by using our online application form. Written applications or applications made over the phone cannot be accepted.
  • The participation fee includes workshops, rehearsal visit, room and board and leisure time activities.
  • Stipends are available for participants from low-income families.
  • Accommodation: Schloss Arenberg, Arenbergstrasse 10, 5020 Salzburg

 

JEDERMANN CAMP

based on the drama Jedermann by Hugo von Hofmannsthal 
for German-language children and young people ages 10 to 15 
Camp language: German

Monday, July 17 (arrival in the morning) - Sunday, July 23, 2017
Accommodation: Schloss Arenberg
Cost: € 475,– per person (siblings pay € 455,- each)

Final Closing Performances:
Saturday, 22. Juli 22, 2017, 6:15 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 6:15 PM
HECKENTHEATER im MIRABELLGARTEN
(In case of bad weather: Universität Mozarteum – Großes Studio, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg))
Length: ca. 50 Minutes · Admission free · Free entry passes required.

Team:
Oliver Madas, Composition, Musical Director
Christian Stefan Horvath, Musical Director, Chorus Director
Harald Volker Sommer, Stage Director
Hanna Adlaoui Mayerl, Stage, Costumes
Hanne Muthspiel-Payer, Overall Concept

Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Jedermann lies at the very heart of the Salzburg Festival. The performances on Domplatz (Cathedral Square) draw in the entire old town in an inimitable way, transforming the Domplatz into a huge open-air theater.

The raucous din of the banquet scene, the cries of ‘JEEE-DEER-MAAANN’, and the peal of church bells all resound over the rooftops and squares, even sending a shiver down the spines of those without a seat or standing place on Domplatz. "The entire city holds its breath for this play", wrote Max Reinhardt during the 1930s, "even the children act out Jedermann."

In fact, the children of Salzburg’s old town did once enact, for fun, their own performance of Hofmannsthal’s 'Play of the Rich Man’s Death' – in 1931. They managed to get onto the Domplatz stage, not to play catch, or hide and seek, but rather to imitate what they had surreptitiously observed during the play’s rehearsals. This didn’t go unnoticed by the public: word of the ‘Children’s Jedermann' soon spread, with the result that the authorities were compelled to sanction this special performance. 

86 years later, it is time for a new children’s Jedermann! The children and young people who participate in the Jedermann Camp will first see the original on Domplatz, then after an intensive week of preparation present their own version in the Heckentheater (Hedge Theater) of the Mirabell Garden. Singing and stage music will not be neglected!

Children who would like to participate in this camp should be fluent in German.

AIDA CAMP I

based on the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
for Kinder und Jugendliche von 9 bis 13 Jahren 
Camp languages: Deutsch, Englisch

Monday, July 24 (arrival in the afternoon) - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Accommodation: Schloss Arenberg
Costs: € 475,– prt person (Siblings pay € 455 each )

Public Closing Performance:
Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11 AM, republic, Anton-Neumayr-Platz 2, 5020 Salzburg
Length: about 50 Minutes · Admission free · No entry passes necessary

Team:
Tobias Wögerer, Musical Director
Christoph Wigelbeyer, Chorus Director
Ute Engelhardt, Stage Director
Hanna Adlaoui Mayerl, Bühne, Costumes
Hanne Muthspiel-Payer, Overall Concept

Aida is Giuseppe Verdi’s most famous opera and one of the most widely played musical works ever written for the lyric stage. Its heart-breaking love triangle unfurls amid a remorseless power struggle in the ancient Egypt of the pharaohs, ultimately ending in tragedy. We will become familiar with Verdi’s stunning music and stage our own version of Aida as it’s never been seen. Perhaps the story will end quite differently this time… At any rate, many responsibilities await our young participants: as members of the camp orchestra, choir singers, stage designers, and actors.

AIDA CAMP II

based on the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

for children and young people from ages 9 to 13
Camp languages: German, English

Sunday, July 30 (arrival in the afternoon) - Friday, August 4, 2017
Accommodation: Schloss Arenberg
Costs: € 445 pro Person (Siblings pay € 425 each)

Public Closing Performance:
Friday, August 4, 2017, 4 PM, republic, Anton-Neumayr-Platz 2, 5020 Salzburg
Length: about 50 Minutes · Admission free · No entry passes necessary

Team:
Tobias Wögerer, Musical Director
Christoph Wigelbeyer, Chorus Director
Ute Engelhardt, Stage Director
Hanna Adlaoui Mayerl, Bühne, Costumes
Hanne Muthspiel-Payer, Overall Concept

Aida is Giuseppe Verdi’s most famous opera and one of the most widely played musical works ever written for the lyric stage. Its heart-breaking love triangle unfurls amid a remorseless power struggle in the ancient Egypt of the pharaohs, ultimately ending in tragedy. We will become familiar with Verdi’s stunning music and stage our own version of Aida as it’s never been seen. Perhaps the story will end quite differently this time… At any rate, many responsibilities await our young participants: as members of the camp orchestra, choir singers, stage designers, and actors.

WOZZECK CAMP

based on the opera Wozzeck by Alban Berg
for young people ages 14 to 17
Camp languages: German, English

Saturday, August 5 (arrival in the morning) - Friday, August 11, 2017
Accommodation: Schloss Arenberg
Costs: € 475 per person (Siblings pay € 455 each)

Public Closing Performance: (Admission free / free entry passes):
Friday, August 11, 2017, 4:30 PM, republic, Anton-Neumayr-Platz 2, 5020 Salzburg
Length: about 50 Minutes · Admission free · No entry passes necessary

Team:
Tobias Wögerer, Musical Director
Christian Stefan Horvath, Chorus Director
Tristan Jorde, Stage Director
Manfred Rainer, Video
Hannah Öllinger, Costumes
Hanne Muthspiel-Payer, Overall Concept

Instead of catchy melodies and flashy rhythms, discover a musical language which reflects the spirit of an epoch! The score of Wozzeck expresses the sense of chaos in Europe after the First World War and explores the dark side of the human psyche. Like many other composers at the beginning of the twentieth century, Alban Berg experimented with what became termed ‘atonal’ music, which is not anchored in any particular key.

Our special visit to the dress rehearsal on the very first day will fire the imaginations of our young participants to set about creating a version of Wozzeck as seen from their perspective.

Registration

The registration period for the opera camps 2017 has now ended.

Highlights of the Opera Camps 2016

Opera Camp 2016 on Die Liebe der Danae

The 42 participating children aged 10 to 14 years came from Austria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.

Operncamp 2016 zu Faust von
Charles Gounod

Thank you so much for giving my daughter the opportunity for attending the Faust camp. She has enjoyed it so much. She has learned a great deal about the opera and had a lot of fun as well.
(Mother of a camp participant)

Operncamp 2016 zu Le nozze die Figaro von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The performance of the children at the closing presentation was very impressive. In the area of muiscal education you are creating something very special!
(Parents of a camp participant)

Operncamp 2016 zu Don Giovanni von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

42 young people from the ages of 13 to 16 from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, England, Spain, France and Russia took part in the Don Giovanni Camp.

 

 

 

 





Das Haus der Musik ist Kooperationspartner der Wiener Philharmoniker.

© 2017 Wiener Philharmoniker RD0003FF4B68AC