A youth opera for young people aged 14 to 24 —inspired by the legend of FAUST and with music from various adaptations of the tale such as those by Louis Spohr, Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Charles Gounod and Alfred Schnittke.
Premiere: 10.5.2016, 6 pm | School performance: 11.5.2016, 12 am
Young people aged 14 to 24 can participate in the following ways:
ON THE STAGE (Working process: September 2016 – May 2017):
- intensive drama group, frequent attendance required: 15 persons maximum
- "light" drama group, less frequent attendance required: no size limit
- CHOIR (also incl. everyone from the two drama groups)
IN THE ORCHESTRA PIT (Rehearsals: February to May 2017):
- Jugendsinfonieorchester with free registration, previous musical knowledge required
On the first weekend in late September when all those interested in acting, singing or playing in the orchestra are gathered together we will explore the story of FAUST and create the basis of the youth opera. Singing auditions will be held to choose the soloists. At the end of this weekend the participants in the intensive drama group will be decided. Choir rehearsals will be held once a week from October.
Director Daniel Pfluger
Concept Catherine Leiter
Voice trainer Generose Gruber-Sehr
Costumes Axel E. Schneider
In Cooperation with NEUE WIENER STIMMEN
Youth an der Wien is supported by Barbara & Martin Schlaff