Jugend Liberte 2018/19 1280x680 © Peter M. Mayr

Premiere: Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 7 pm

Performances: 26 June 2019, 11 am; 27 June 2019, 7 pm until 8.30 pm (no intermission)

Giving young people the chance to test their singing and acting talents, to broaden their artistic horizons, maybe even to come into contact with something new through music and to discover completely new and unexpected abilities: those are the central elements of the opera for young people at the Theater an der Wien. During the entire season, a new work for musical theatre is developed, rehearsed and brought to the main stage by young people with the support of a first-class leading team. The 2018/19 season marks the tenth such project. With music ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and from Richard Wagner or Giacomo Puccini to the contemporary.

Anyone aged 14 to 24 can take part. Weekly choir practice, stagecraft weekends, voice coaching, acting lessons and dance lessons are essential components of the project. Especially talented participants will also have the chance at the beginning of the season to audition for a place in the group of soloists who, besides being part of the overall ensemble, take on extra acting and singing tasks.

Liberté-Die jungen Räuber*innen

Liberté-Die jungen Räuber*innen




Raphael Schluesselberg

Director & Text

Daniel Pfluger

Stage design

Daniel Pfluger & Axel Schneider

Costume design

Axel E. Schneider


Catherine Leiter

Vocal coach

Generose Sehr



Premiere: 25. Juni 2019

Musikalsiche Leitung: Raphael Schluesselberg
Regie: Daniel Pfluger