Brundibar and the Children of Theresienstadt
Presented by the International Opera Theater and International House Philadelphia.
Sunday, January 27th: 3pm ($12)
Tuesday, January 29th: 10am ($8)
Sunday, February 3rd: 3pm ($12)
Please note: The performance originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th has been cancelled.
This live musical tells the story of the children who gave 55 performances of the little opera Brundibar in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during WWII. The sense of hope that was transferred to them by their art, music and drama teachers enabled them, and countless other prisoners, to live their final days uplifted and joyously humming the famous lullaby from their childhood. Brundibar and The Children of Theresienstadt boasts an original script, based on writings of prisoners. In addition to the presentation of the short opera, there is additional music that was permitted in the camp; songs in German, French and Italian, by Ravel, Strauss, Dvorák and Mascagni. Brundibar was immortalized by Maurice Sendak in his book of the same name.
Click to watch a trailer of the 2009 performance!