Nine x Life | Youth Opera 2020

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June 2020

Music theatre for Beethoven and beyond
for young people from 14 to 24 years of age

In the 2019/20 season at the Jugendoper, we will be focusing in particular on Ludwig van Beethoven and on this basis on themes that touch young people today.  What is appearance, what is real? How does the overtaxing of our senses affect interpersonal relationships? What happens to listening - how do we perceive our counterpart in the digital age? Does the great idea of cohesion, Europe, sisterhood and brotherhood still exist? What responsibility do I have in society? With all our senses we ask ourselves questions about mindfulness, courage and utopia. Beethoven's 9th Symphony will be the staple of the piece, which will be written together with the participating young people: A musical theatre with nine musical, playful and dancing pictures of Beethoven and beyond.

Program and cast

Catherine Head
Sara Ostertag
Christoph Huber
Stefanie Wieser
Axel E. Schneider
Generosis Very
Upper school orchestra of the Musikgymnasium Wien

Theater an der Wien

About the Theater an der Wien

The New Opera House is not just any theatre, but the one that Emanuel Schikaneder, the all-round genius, actor, impresario with a flair for organization but above all librettist of The Magic Flute, had built in 1801 in Vienna in keeping with the spirit of Mozart.

To coincide with the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth the Theater an der Wien presents itself as a new opera house from January 2006. As a “season” opera house with productions all the year round the Theater an der Wien carves a new and independent niche in the realm of high-quality culture in Vienna. For twelve months of the year, with one premiere every month, opera will be performed under the “stagione”, or season, system: that means the cast remains unchanged from the first performance to the last one, which guarantees that the very highest international standards are maintained.

The theatre’s modern, accessible approach to music theatre as demonstrated by the works performed, the overall artistic concept Bespielung and the artistes is further underlined by the building itself, its architecture and the vibrancy of its location. The surroundings and materials, the intimate atmosphere and perfect acoustics in the historical theatre prepare the senses to experience beauty. The Theater an der Wien deliberately enters into a symbiotic relationship with its lively surroundings on the Naschmarkt street market and the young cultural scene centred in the Schleifmühl quarter.

How to get there

With public transport:

We can be reached by public transport: 

U1, U2 und U4 Station Karlsplatz, Exit Secession
Bus 59A Station Bärenmühldurchgang
Bus 57A Station Laimgrubengasse, pedestrians via Laimgrubengasse to Linke Wienzeile

Fleischmarkt 24, 1010 Wien

We can be reached by public transport:
U1, U4: Station Schwedenplatz
Tram Linie D (bei Ablenukung über Kai), 1, 2: Station Schwedenplatz
Bus 3A (on workdays)

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