Working with children and teenagers is a matter that is dear to our hearts. The team at Tyrolean Festspiele Erl came up with a variety of different initiatives in 2018 and consolidated them under the title "Young Festspielhaus". The intended objective was to open up the Festspielhaus and make it possible for the younger generation to take a look behind the scenes. They not only got to look and listen, but actively get involved.
A variety of offers – individually tailored to suit different interests and age groups – providing the next generation with an insight into the realm of opera and classical music. The programme makes various aspects and culture accessible to children and teenagers, in a way that is fun.
Children on the opera stage
Children aged between 6 and 12
There is always an opportunity to be part of a new production at Tyrolean Festspiele Erl. Children take part in rehearsals and then get to stand on the stage themselves afterwards at the performances. This means they are wholly immersed in what is happening on stage, they learn about what happened behind the scenes and can discover a love of these boards, "that mean the world".
Children aged between 6 and 10
With Opera Buddies, children of primary school age get to find out about the various different areas of work in the Festival business. They can spend a few hours with the "producer" of Tyrolean Festspiele, and also with orchestra musicians, singers, technicians, tailors, dancers, directors and stage managers.
Teenagers aged 14 and over
At specific productions we offer project days for teenagers aged 14 and over. School groups get a guided tour of the work by an artistic director, visit a rehearsal, get a guided tour of the Festspielhaus and also have the opportunity to talk to artists taking part. Afterwards the teenagers get to enjoy a little snack break.
Academy orchestra at Tyrolean Festspiele Erl
For young people aged between 16 and 26
The academy orchestra helps gifted musicians between the ages of 16 and 26 to make the transition between studies and the professional music world.
The academy includes a one-week intensive workshop with musicians and conductors from TFE, culminating with an evening concert in the Festspielhaus. There is an application procedure to participate in the academy orchestra and it is free to successful applicants. The next academy orchestra is planned for 2020.
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Individual and esemble lessons
For young people aged between 14 and 20
Up-and-coming talent have the opportunity to be part of individual and ensemble lessons at Tyrolean Festspiele Erl. Three principals in the Festival orchestra, specialising in the horn, clarinet and violin, work with young musicians. Cost to take part is 25 Euros per 45 minutes.