The Young Oper am Rhein has thrilled tens of thousands of children and families every year since 2009 with exciting and child-friendly opera productions on the main stages in Düsseldorf and Duisburg – these include works such as ‘Die Schneekönigin’, ‘Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen’ and ‘Gullivers Reise’. These family operas are produced together with Theater Bonn and Oper Dortmund as part of the network ‘Junge Opern Rhein Ruhr’. Every season a total of seven different productions for young audiences are programmed on the stages and in the foyers in both Düsseldorf and Duisburg.

One of the highlights of the 2018/19 season is the premiere of the new youth opera ‘Geisterritter’ by James Reynolds: based on the successful novel by Cornelia Funke, young people aged 10 and over are transported into a fantastic theatrical world. This season for the first time plans are being made to tour a mobile children’s production with a small ensemble in which the wonderful world of opera will be opened up for children from the age of four in the familiar environment of their nursery.

In the Young Oper am Rhein you can not only watch, you can also join in: children, young people and young adults from the ages of four to 28 can become creative in both school and non-school project formats. There is a wide range of different projects offering the chance to see professionals at work, act, dance, make music, compose or direct. Whether it’s on stage, front of house or backstage, the Young Oper am Rhine invites youngsters to help shape the fascinating world of opera and ballet with their own forms of expression and creative experiences.


Junge Oper am Rhein
Anna-Mareike Vohn, Katja Fischer,
Anja Fürstenberg, Sabina López Miguez
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 16a, 40213 Düsseldorf
Tel. +49 (0) 211.89 25-457
Fax +49 (0) 211.89 25-289