Musik & Theater

Music in Theresienstadt
EntArteOpera - Music from Theresienstadt

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All four of the works performed here were created between 1943 and 1944 in the Theresienstadt ghetto/concentration camp complex. The Jewish composers Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, Victor Ullmann and Hans Krasá were all deported to Auschwitz and killed in 1944. Their music bears witness to an artistic and spiritual struggle with life and death in this most extreme of human situations. The undying echo of these composers is still to be heard in their music; not only emotion, deep feelings, sadness and resistance remain, but also beauty and love. The children’s opera “Brundibar”, which was rehearsed in Theresienstadt as a symbol of solidarity with the children who were incarcerated there, exemplifies active remembrance and the power of music.

EntArteOpera presents several concerts with the theme “Music fom Theresienstadt” in order to bring to life long-forgotten works that were composed in the Terezín concentration camp between 1942 and 1944 . For those imprisoned, this vital act of musical creation – in the face of the extreme conditions of life which prevailed in Theresienstadt – offered symbolic sustenance; it gave them strength and signified resistance.

PAVEL HAAS “Study for string orchestra”, Theresienstadt, 1944
GIDEON KLEIN “Partita for strings”, Theresienstadt, 1944
VICTOR ULLMANN “The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christophe Rilke”, Theresienstadt, 1944
HANS KÁSA Chorus from the children’s opera “Brundibár”, Theresienstadt version, 1943

Tickets: €34/29/24; box seats €44; children and young people €17/15/12

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