Capriccioso 2016 3 ©Herwig Prammer

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.

Conductor                                       Raphael Schluesselberg
Director                                           Daniel Pfluger
Concept                                          Catherine Leiter
Voice trainer                                   Generose Gruber-Sehr
Stage design                                  Es Devlin
Costumes                                       Axel E. Schneider

In Cooperation with NEUE WIENER STIMMEN
Information : 30 September 2016, 4pm
Weekly Choir rehearsals: October 2016 to May 2017
CASTING: 22 - 25 October 2016
Scene-Rehearsal Weekends: 17 - 20 November 2016 and 16 - 19 February 2017
Final scene-reahearsals: 10 - 23 April 2017 and 2 - 10 May 2017
Orchestra rehearsals: May/April 2017, 2 - 10 May 2017
Premiere: 10 May 2017 6 pm 
School performance: 11.5.2016, 12 am


Youth an der Wien is supported by Barbara & Martin Schlaff