Family opera

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye,” says the fox to the little prince. Does this sentence seem familiar? With its wise and heart-warming messages, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been a firm favourite with young and old for decades and, having lost none of its topicality, remains a staple of young people’s literature today. Now, the world of opera has also discovered the work as suitable subject matter, and La Scala in Milan commissioned the Italian composer Pierangelo Valtinoni with adapting the tale as a family opera. The result is a work full of enchanting and romantic music which makes it easy for us to accompany the little prince on his unique journey from planet to planet. On the way he has remarkable encounters with a pilot, a fox and even a chorus of roses that tell him all sorts of things about life. A wonderful tale of responsibility, humanity and, above all, friendship.


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Der kleine Prinz

Pierangelo Valtinoni






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The magic of the theatre for young & all

The adventure begins, the excitement is intense – as we set out on a voyage of discovery through the newly refurbished Theater an der Wien, bringing stage stars of yesteryear back to life as we go. In the voyage of discovery Bravissimo!, Sebastian Brand and Florian Stanek combine expert knowledge of the theatre’s 200-year history with an action-packed challenge for all visitors aged 6 and above. When the visitors take on creative challenges together with the artists, the focus is firmly on fun, thrills and, above all, music. We look forward to welcoming all our guests, whether young or evergreen, opera veterans or “philistines"!


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An exciting voyage of discovery through the Theater an der Wien





Workshops for families & friends

On certain Saturdays from the autumn it will be time to say TaWow! – it’s TaWumm! Saturday. Our workshops for children and families, each one devised as a standalone event, offer a wide range of activities designed to help the participants get to know musical theatre in an entertaining way and use their creativity. Playing, singing and dancing, and even making the odd prop or two – together we’ll make the exciting world of opera our own. With a whole load of theatre magic guaranteed!


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TaWumm! Saturday