The Little Prince

“The Magic Word” op. 153 (1888) by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) is a Singspiel for children about language and understanding, quips and pranks, magic and responsibility. Wizards, wise men, frogs, storks, a real princess, an owl, and the occasional Fata Morgana will inhabit the stage. There’ll be croaking, conjuring, singing and, of course, much laughter.

The Singspiel is based on “The story of the calif stork” by Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827), a fairytale from Hauff’s 1826 almanac, in which the story is told to the members of a camel train. Rheinberger’s wife, Fanny von Hoffnaaß wrote the libretto.

Wolfgang Dosch brings this seldom-performed work to the MuTh stage with the Vienna Boys’ Choir – Wilhelm Hauff’s original narrative framework.

Teachers workshop:

Classroom workshops:



26th February at 6.30pm, MuTh

ca. 1-2 weeks before the performance, to be arranged individually

27th/31st March or 1st April 2020, 11am, MuTh

Christina Bierbaumer at or 01/347 80 36