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Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty)
Opera based on the fairy tale, by Engelbert Humperdinck

* abgespielt

This version of the fairy tale opera has been abridged and adapted for children. Pupils from the Vienna Boys’ Choir High School Senior Class perform under the direction of Barbara Palmetzhofer. Lisa Gonnella provides piano accompaniment.

Only twelve golden platters laid out, but thirteen fairies in all — this is not going to turn out well! The uninvited thirteenth fairy shows up at the birthday party in the king’s castle. She is furious with rage, and lays a curse on the tiny Princess Rose: on her fifteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel — and then she will die! The fairy Morphina softens the curse, changing it from death into a sleep that will last a hundred years, and the King commands that every spinning wheel in the land must be burned; but this doesn’t help. On the day of her fifteenth birthday, Princess Rose discovers a long-forgotten spinning wheel. She pricks herself on the spindle, and falls into a deep sleep … as does the whole castle, and everyone within. Can a young prince succeed in forcing his way through the impenetrable thorn thicket which surrounds the castle, and rescue Sleeping Beauty?

Tickets: €19; Children, young people and students €13