At the boarding school, the pupils are busily working on the premiere of this year's play "Das fliegende Klassenzimmer". In the middle of the rehearsal
news that the pupils of the opposing secondary school have attacked and imprisoned one of their fellow pupils together with the dictation books in his possession. Matilda, Franka, Martin, Uli and Johnny immediately decide to free the hostage - and this is not the only adventure the five of them have together before "The Flying Classroom" can take off...
Erich Kästner's classic children's book "Das fliegende Klassenzimmer", published in 1933, is an immortal declaration of love for friendship: big heroines stick together in good times and hard times alike.
The renowned composer and director of the Venice Music Biennale Lucia Ronchetti, who has already worked with the Semperoper Dresden, the Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart and repeatedly with the SWR Experimental Studio in Freiburg, has been commissioned by the "Junge Opern Rhein-Ruhr" cooperation to set "The Flying Classroom" to music for the first time as large-scale music theatre for families.
The director is Ilaria Lanzino, who staged "Gold!", "Der Kiosk" and "Der Kaiser von Atlantis" for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.