Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Old Tree or: Franzi's Journey to the End of the World



Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Singspiel in three acts
German with explanations in English

For the girl Franzi, trees are not a waste of space, but powerful creatures that must be preserved and propagated. Encouraged by her friend Moo and like-minded people, she sets off on a great adventure to the end of the world to make a big contribution – with the help of a very special tree.


Concept, Director: Paul Schweinester
Musical Arrangements, Musical Director: Tscho Theissing
Concept, Dramaturgy: Philippe Brunner

Puppet's heads: Vladimir Fediakov
Costumes: Edouard Funck
Set design: Emanuel Paulus

Soprano: Athanasia Zöhrer
Tenor: Paul Schweinester
Baritone: Theodore Platt

Musicians of the Orquesta Iberacademy Medellín, Die Wiener Theatermusiker, ensemble of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre


A co-production of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg and the Salzburg Marionette Theatre

The puppets and the equipment were made in the workshops of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre.