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Brundibár

Hans Krása

06 – 07 Dec 2024

To look after their sick mother, two orphans decide to sing in the market square to earn money to buy milk. But the cruel Brundibár chases after them to prevent them from doing so. It will take the help of street children, a bird, a cat and a clever dog to defeat the tyrant.

Behind the title Brundibár lies one of 20th century opera's most tragic chapters. Created in secret in a Prague orphanage in 1942, Hans Krása's opera was performed several times in the Terezín concentration camp, giving rise to a documentary. Alas, the film was exploited for propaganda purposes by the Nazis, who used it to mislead the visiting Red Cross International Committee.

Directors Suzie Baret-Fabry and Pénélope Driant revisit the tale in the harsh light of history. Working with a group of children and teenagers aged six to sixteen, they turn this work into a song of resistance against oppression.

Calendar

  • Fri. 06 December 2024
    19:00
    Salle Poirel
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  • Sat. 07 December 2024
    11:00
    Salle Poirel
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Information

Duration
about 45 min.

Prices
Free with reservation

in French
From age 7

Cast

Opera for children in two acts

Created on 23 September 1943 in the Terezín concentration camp


Music

Hans Krása

Libretto

Adolf Hoffmeister


New production

Opéra national de Lorraine 

Project in partnership with

collège de l’Euron de Bayon de l’Académie Nancy-Metz and Conservatoire Régional du Grand Nancy


ORCHESTRA OF THE OPÉRA NATIONAL DE LORRAINE
CHOIRS OF THE CONSERVATOIRE RÉGIONAL DU GRAND NANCY
AND THE TRAVELLING CHILDRENS CHOIR OF THE EURON COLLEGE IN BAYON

Co-direction and addition of the libretto 

Suzie Baret-Fabry and Pénélope Driant

Musical direction

William Le Sage

Conducting children's choirs

Guillaume Paire (Opera), Christine Bohlinger and Vincent Tricarri (Conservatoire)

 

This project is supported by the patronage of Caisse des Dépôts as part of the Opéra national de Lorraine's travelling childrens choir.

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