Musik & Theater

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Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty) 2018
Opera by Engelbert Humperdinck, based on the fairy tale

* abgespielt

This version of the much-loved 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 there are thirteen fairies in all — this is not going to turn out well! The thirteenth fairy shows up uninvited at the king’s castle where celebrations are underway to mark the birth of his daughter. The fairy is furious, and in her rage she 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 Princess Rose will die! The fairy Morphina softens the curse, changing it from death into a sleep that will last a hundred years. The King commands that every spinning wheel in the land must be burned. But it’s to no avail. On the day of her fifteenth birthday, Princess Rose comes across 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: €5