German students to perform Brundibár at Terezín 80 years after original staging

Students from a German secondary school are to perform the children’s opera Brundibár at the former Terezín ghetto in Bohemia, 80 years after it was first staged by Jewish inmates there during World War II, a spokesperson for the Terezín Memorial said on Monday. Interest in the event is great and few spaces remain for the event at the Magdeburg Barracks.

Brundibár, which was written by Hans Krása, was first performed on September 23, 1943.

The school company and orchestra from Germany’s Wülfrath have already staged the children’s opera elsewhere, including in Israel with survivor Zvi Cohen, who took part in it in Terezín during the Holocaust.

Author: Ian Willoughby