The aim of the Opera for Families series is to give a younger public long lasting experiences of theatre: our generous sponsor makes it possible for us to give families the really amazing chance of attending a performance at Oper Frankfurt together, for next to nothing. An adult, purchasing a ticket, is entitled to apply for up to THREE FREE TICKETS for children and young people under the age of 19.
Performances in this series begin earlier than normal and the operas are selected with younger people in mind. The popular and colourful production of Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Giacomo Puccini’s opera based in a saloon during the Gold Rush, La Fanciulla del West/The Girl from the Golden West, are joined by works by two Czech composers: Rusalka, a fairy tale opera by Antonin Dvorak and the completely crazy Adventures of Mr Broucek by Leos Janacek.
Both the beautiful water nymph and sausage loving house owner travel to distant worlds. Herr Broucek, happiest sitting in his local pub drinking 14 glasses of beer and eating sausages suddenly feels rather strange and finds himself on the moon and, later, which is not so funny, in the depths of Bohemia’s dark and dangerous past. Rusalka, daughter of the Water Man, seeks the love of her beloved prince in the land of men – rather like Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy story The Little Mermaid.
The work of the people in the company who educate and encourage young people to enjoy the art form of opera, and develop their own fantasies and creativity further, is enhanced in the most marvellous way by the Opera for Families series. We are therefore extremely grateful to the Deutsche Bank for making Opera for Families possible over the years.
RUSALKA Sunday September 29th 2013, 3.30 p.m.
Antonin Dvorak (suitable for children aged 10 and over)
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Sunday December 29th 2013, 2 p.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (suitable for children aged 8 and over)
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST Sunday April 13th 2014, 3.30 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini (suitable for children aged 10 and over)
DIE AUSFLÜGE DES HERRN BROUCEK/THE ADVENTURES OF MR BROUCEK Saturday July 5th 2014, 6 p.m.
Leos Janacek (suitable for children aged 10 and over)
Opera for Families is made possible by generous support from Deutsche Bank.
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Chamber Music in the Foyer
Sunday 27.10.2013 11:00 h
TANNHÄUSER UND DER SÄNGERKRIEG AUF WARTBURG
(Tannhäuser and the Song Contest on the Wartburg)
Sunday 27.10.2013 18:00 h