Krása, Brundibár

This performance of Hans Krása‘s opera Brundibár was staged in conjunction with the Vienna Jewish Community to commemorate Reichskristallnacht and an overabundance of German history on this day.  The opera was written by the Krása while imprisoned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, to be performed by children there, for which it was used by the Nazis in a propaganda film before the children, the orchestra, and Krása were deported further to Auschwitz, where they were murdered.

The Ensemble of the Wiener Jeunesse society performed tonight under Herbert Böck.

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