Brundibár, Hans Krása’s opera for children
Brundibár has been performed by the Children’s Opera Prague at least once a year in memory of the children who were murdered during the Holocaust. By staging the work, the company will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its existence.
Hans Krása composed the two-act opera, set to Adolf Hoffmeister’s libretto, in 1942 and 1943 for a Jewish orphanage in Prague. Following the conclusion of the Munich Agreement, Brundibár, just like other works by Jewish artists, was not allowed to be performed. The opera was then staged by the musicians imprisoned at the Theresienstadt camp-ghetto.
The performance of Brundibár will took place on 28 April at the Estates Theatre. Join us and feel the story’s power!