Mag. Thomas Böttcher

Thomas Böttcher

Thomas Böttcher was born in Waidhofen/Ybbs in Lower Austria.

He holds a MA degree in Music Education and studied composition and conducting in Vienna for several years.

He has served as choral conductor of the Youth Vocal Festival in Lower Austria and conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Amstetten. He has accompanied the vocal classes of Vienna’s Academy of Music and Performing Arts as well as the “New Opera Vienna” and the “Vienna Summer Opera.” Recent conducting engagement for this institution included performances of the operas “L´Italiana in Algeri”, “The bartered bride” and “The Magic Flute”, “Les contes d´Hoffmann” and others.

Thomas Böttcher has been conductor and pianist for the Vienna Boys Choir since 1991 in more than 500 performances worldwide. Since 1997 he has taught in the voice department of the University of Music in Vienna.

Being invited for several times Thomas Böttcher used to teach Choral singing and Choral conducting in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide) and in the United States (Boston).

In 1999 he started working as a Chorus Master and conductor of the stage orchestra in the Vienna Volksoper.

In February 2012 he was appointed to be the First Chorus Director of this Opera house.


„A choral concert of superlatives"


„The Volksoper Chorus was outstanding, as always“



Lively and tuneful selections from our choral repertoire, from The Magic Flute,

Tales of Hoffmann, The Bat, etc. 



Summer 2019, Guest Appearance of the Vienna Volksoper in Savonlinna, Finland with "Die Fledermaus"

From July 30th to August 3rd the Vienna Volksoper appeared for the second time at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finnland and delighted the Finnish audience just as it did in 2015.

"No wonder the Vienna Volksoper is known as the best operetta Theatre of the world. Everything is thoroughly grounded in quality and tradition" - Itä-Savo


"Fledermaus" - Operetta Summer Kufstein 
We are proud to participate in "The Bat" by Johann Strauss in the Kufstein Castle From August 2nd -17th, 2019 we enjoyed tremendous acclam with the resounding success of the "Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss in the Kufstein Castle.
Musical Direction: Guido Mancusi, Stage Direction: Karl Absenger

"Outstanding singers, really funny comedians and a fireworks display of melodies. "Die Fledermaus" crowns the operetta summer of the Kufstein Castle.

" is by far the best performance we have heard in the Kufstein Castle to date..." Tiroler Tageszeitung, August 4th, 2019




The "Austrian Musical Theatre Award" in the category "Best Chorus" for 2017 has been awarded to us, the Vienna Volksoper Chorus!

"The widely varied Repertoire of the Volksoper Vienna presents a challenge to the chorus, which they master with brilliance and elan. Whether in Opera or in Musical, every note that the singers sing is perfectly placed and their enthusiasm carries over to the audience", was the Jury`s verdict.

With this fantastic piece of good news we start our new season and wish our audience many beautiful and entertaining evenings in our Opera House!



"Die Gesangsleistungen werden durch den erstklassig agierenden Chor und Zusatzchor der Volksoper Wien unter der Einstudierung von Thomas Böttcher ergänzt."


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