AFTERNOONS AT MUTH
Opera, music, and theatre for all
It’s absolutely true! Not a word of a lie! When Pinocchio’s nose grows, you won’t believe your eyes. We’ve lined up five afternoons of superb family entertainment for you. In the first, the most famous wooden puppet in all Italy sets off on an operatic adventure. Next, more puppets dance before us in a flight of fancy: opera singer Enrico suddenly finds everyday objects flying around his head, while a giant octopus waddles in through the doorway — all to the music of Mozart. Then, in the well-known fairy tale, set to music by the Russian romantic composer César Cui, Puss in Boots shows his young master how to make his way through life with craft and cunning. The students of the High School Senior Class of the Vienna Boys' Choir enact all this with skill and energy. They attend school in the baroque Augarten Palace. This is also where the Vienna Boys' Choir live. The Choir lead the audience on an exciting voyage to discover more of Mozart, who himself performed at the Augarten. And there’s more feline frolics in the finale, when Caruso the Musical Cat has fun with the tenor and painter Herbert Lippert.