Oper, Weihnachtskonzert und die schönsten Chormelodien
For the Vienna Boys' Choir, there is a very big number attached to this jubilee season. It was in 1498 that Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his music to Vienna. This is therefore considered the year when the world-famous Choir was born. So, to mark its 525th birthday, the famous institution has gifted itself a new opera production, in which the young choristers, directed by Douglas Fitch, set out in search of Mozart’s opera fragment “L’oca del Cairo”. This year also marks the 10th birthday of the MuTh theatre and concert hall, a place which has served as an artistic home for the Choir. The New Year Matinee, with the brilliant Janoska Ensemble, will soon get everyone into a celebratory mood. In keeping with a fine tradition, “Gute Hirten” (the Good Shepherds) sets a reflective tone for Christmas; and in their “Friday Afternoons”, the choristers will entertain and enthral their Viennese audience with the some of the most beautiful choral pieces from their 525-year history.