Brundibár - a children’s opera by Hans Krása
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Mark Lawrence Musical Director | Brad Caleb Lee Drama Director
Composed in 1938, Brundibár was premiered in secret in German-occupied Prague by children at a Jewish Orphanage. It was later performed over fifty times at the Terezín concentration camp where the composer and many of the young cast were transported. A famous propaganda film depicts cultural life in this Paradise Ghetto.
The opera tells the innocent tale of two children, Aninka and Pepíček, who are looking for ways to raise money to buy milk for their sick mother. To do so they have to defeat the evil organ-grinder; in this tale he is defeated (with a little help from three animals) and all live happily – though in real life it was a very different story.
We are very grateful to the Halifax Theatre for Young People, Nova Scotia, for allowing us to use their wonderful Brundibár image!
This concert is kindly supported by Newby Trust and The Marchus Trust