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Opera
The Children’s Opera Prague

Brundibár

Hans Krása

Dětská opera Praha

The Estates Theatre
Musica non grata
For children
For the whole family

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Basic information

Venue

The Estates Theatre

Ensemble

The Children’s Opera Prague (Prague)

Approximate running time

1 hour, no intermission

The Brundibár performance is a part of the Věčná naděje music festival of the Terezín composers. This event is supported by Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Prague. 

Brundibár is an opera written for children. No more than forty minutes long, it was composed in 1938 by Hans Krása, with lyrics by Adolf Hoffmeister, as an entry for a children’s opera competition. It received its premiere in German-occupied Prague and was performed by children at the Jewish Orphanage in Belgicka Street.

Cast

  • 2022-2023

About

Brundibár had one additional performance in the Hagibor building before the mass transports of Bohemian and Moravian Jews to Terezín began in 1942. In July 1943, the score of Brundibár  was smuggled into camp, where it was re-orchestrated by Krása for the various instrumentalists who were available to play at that time. The premiere of the Terezín version took place on 23 September 1943 in the hall of the Magdeburg barracks.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 October at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of March 2023.


    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

    Menu (PDF, 70 kB)