The Jungle Book

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PreviousNovember 2024

"Try cosiness!" says bear Baloo to little Mowgli, who was raised by wolves as a foundling in the Indian jungle and now finds himself in a predicament. Because at ten years old now, he is old enough to learn how to make fire. And fire is really the only thing that Tiger Shir Khan, the king of the jungle, is afraid of ... So Mowgli must be brought to safety. Will Balu's advice help him on his journey and will Mowgli be able to escape the distractions of Kaa the snake and King Louie the monkey?

With the original soundtrack to Disney's film "The Jungle Book" (1967), the Volksoper gives a brilliant start to a new series of family matinees under the title "Junge Volksoper am Sonntag".

Program and cast

Conductor: Lorenz C. Aichner
Narrator / Baghira, black panther: Christian Graf
Mogli: Juliette Khalil
Colonel Hathi, elephant / vulture: Wolfgang Gratschmaier
Junior, baby elephant: Julius Trierenberg
Baloo, bear: Maximilian Klakow
King Louie, orangutan: Jakob Semotan
Kaa, snake: Martina Dorak
Elephant / monkey / vulture: Christian Drescher, Gernot Kranner, Daniel Ohlenschläger
Shanti, a girl: Elisabeth Schwarz

Scenic design, costumes and choreography: Florian Hurler
Dramaturgy: Magdalena Hoisbauer

Volksoper Vienna

Public transport:

Underground line U6
Trams 40, 41, 42
Bus 40A
Stop "Währinger Straße / Volksoper"

A taxi stand is located at Währinger Gürtel.
Parking garages in WIFI and AKH


The Volksoper is Vienna’s main stage for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, offering sophisticated musical entertainment. Colourful, eclectic and full of vitality, it is the only theatre dedicated to the genre of operetta.

Operetta belongs to Vienna and Vienna installed it at the home of operetta, Volksopera Vienna, which thereupon became the leading operetta house in the world. First class singers, actors and dancers together with a versatile orchestra cunjure up a musical firework display every evening.

Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán wrote their world famous beloved melodies for operettas such as “The Fledermaus”, “The Merry Widow” and “The Csárdás Princess”. A visit to at least one of these operettas at the Volksopera Vienna is a must for every visitor to Vienna!

Also performed are operas from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as classic musicals and ballet. In addition, the Volksoper has a fifth longstanding and proven speciality: it stages soirées, cabaret and burlesque performances under the name of “Volksoper Spezial”.

In the repertory theatre, which seats 1,337 persons, some 300 performances of around 35 different productions are staged every year between September and June.

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