Children's operas have always played an important role in the Choir's repertoire. The Choir has staged its own productions since 1926 and performed them across the World. In 1967, Benjamin Britten wrote his vaudeville "The Golden Vanity" for the boys. The boys themselves love the playing, for - in their own words - "it makes a change from simply standing and singing". The stage directors certainly know about the boys' sense of mischief, and they employ it.
Working with children is wonderful. They are the most spontaneous and creative people on the planet."
The Vienna Boys' Choir play in concert halls rather than theatres, which means a production has to be minimalist and flexible. The boys are incredibly inventive; that is three quarters of the fun."
1398: Der Bettelknabe (Breckwoldt, Wirth; D: Brückner): in production
Ballnacht / A Night at the Ball (Breckwoldt, Pattison, Schebesta; D: Gita Pattison)
Hänsel und Gretel (Wette, Humperdinck; D: Rebecca Scheiner)
Märchen Matrix (Schulz und Hollweg; D: Titus Hollweg)
Moby-Dick (Breckwoldt, Gehringer; D: Rebecca Scheiner)
Mozart? Mozart! (Breckwoldt, Mozart / Gehringer; D: Susanne Sommer)
Piraten / Pirates (Breckwoldt, Schebesta; D: Gita Pattison)
Die Reise des kleinen Prinzen / The Journey of the Little Prince (Miles, Wirth; D: Titus Hollweg)
Die Schicksalstafel / The Tablet of Destinies (Breckwoldt, Wirth; D: Frank Martin Widmaier)
Seidenstraße / Silk Road (Breckwoldt / Scheiner, Wirth; D: Rebecca Scheiner)
Songs of the Nations (Breckwoldt / Pattison, Schebesta; D: Gita Pattison)
Frank Martin Widmaier