Young people write youth opera in series format

What happens when there is suddenly no more fantasy? And what is our attitude to the relationship between the individual and the collective?

Inspired by themes from the dystopian sci-fi novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, young people are now writing their own youth opera with the help of professionals and telling their stories about visionary future themes and the pitfalls of society in UTOPERAS.

The special thing about it: The new opera will be performed in various episodes as an »opera series« by young people with professionals from the Vienna State Opera at alternative venues in Vienna's districts, thus bringing music theatre to new places and creating imaginative and surprising encounters with new target groups.

Who can take part?
The project is aimed at everyone between the ages of 16-24.
Creative workshops: libretto, theatre, dance and composition workshops.
No previous experience required.
Rehearsal and performance dates to be announced.
Performance period May and June 2022.

Free registration: Krysztina Winkel jugend@wiener-staatsoper.at

Artistic team:
Project director: Krysztina Winkel
Musical Director: Andy Icochea Icochea (Artistic Director Superar International)
Project dramaturge: Valentin Lewisch

With the Opera Studio of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna State Opera Stage Orchestra
In cooperation with Superar and Tanz die Toleranz
Shortlisted by FEDORA Education Prize 2021