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“


"The Bat" (Die Fledermaus) presented by the Kufstein Operetta Summer Festival
We are proud to participate in "The Bat" by Johann Strauss in the Kufstein Castle from August 2nd -17th, 2019
Musical Direction: Guido Mancusi, Stage Direction: Karl Absenger

We wish you all a pleasant summer!

A preview of the start of the coming season at the Vienna Volksoper:
September 1st,2019 5:15 PM, Volksoper Festival, Open Air stage in front of the Volksoper.
Programm: Selections from the "Magic Flute"; "The Bat",etc.
We look forward to seeing you there!



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."


 Konzertvereinigung Volksopernchor,  Währingerstraße 78, 1090 Wien; oder per e-mail an:

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