Welcome to the FAMILY OPERA!

Every year at Christmas time, music theater for young & all will take place on the big stage of the MusikTheater an der Wien.


The family opera focuses on stories that are familiar to all generations, with humor thrown in for good measure. Our productions offer first experiences with musical theater for children and sensual theater experiences for all.


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The family opera of the MusikTheater an der Wien from 15 December 2022 in the MuseumsQuartier | Halle E


With a top-class cast of internationally renowned singers, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Boys' Choir, artistic director Stefan Herheim declares family opera a top priority in the 22/23 season: he directs the one-hour opera Amahl und die nächtlichen Besucher himself. A touching Christmas story about the boy Amahl, his family and friends.


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Offers for families & friends:

until 16 years: € 15,–
until 19 years: € 20,–
family ticket: € 99,–
(4 persons incl. 1 person under 19 years)

For group requests please contact: opernkarten@vbw.at


30 minutes before the performance


You have no idea what Amahl und die nächtlichen Besucher is all about? We are happy to start a conversation with young & all about the family opera half an hour before each performance begins.


17. & 18. DEZEMBER 2022


Marvel, discover, experience. That's the motto of the various workshops on Amahl for young & old, which will take place throughout the MuseumsQuartier on the Family & Friends weekend. We will get to know the characters, the content and the music of the production Amahl und die nächtlichen Besucher from the most diverse perspectives. It should be colourful, sonorous and touching. It's hard to decide which workshop to take part in!


Information on the current workshops can be found here:


TaWumm! News

  • Familienoper © Lisa Edi
  • Vorstellungsbesuch © Herwig Prammer

04. DEZEMBER 2022, 11 UHR


Meet Amahl and the Three Kings in person before the premiere? Hear from director Stefan Herheim what a hospital bed does on stage? Listen to the songs and sing along with the professionals? During a visit to the family matinee we will get to know the touching story about Amahl and feverishly await the premiere together with the stars on and behind the stage. An interactive matinee for young & all.