Saturday, 11 March at 7.30pm at The New Beacon

An exceptional chance to see a rare performance of this extraordinary children’s opera. It was composed in 1938 by Hans Krása and received its premiere in German-occupied Prague, performed by children at the Jewish Orphanage in Belgicka Street.had one further performance before the mass transports of Bohemian and Moravian Jews to Terezín began in 1942. In July 1943, the score of Brundibár was smuggled into Terezín and a performance took place in the camp on 23 September 1943. Many of the children who performed were ultimately sent to their deaths at Auschwitz, along with composer Hans Krása.

The opera itself is a charming fairytale, and this version is performed by members of the Kitchen Opera from local schools, including The New Beacon. It would be wonderful to see friendly faces in the audience! The opera itself only lasts about 40 minutes and there will be an introductory talk from Dr Sam Mitschke, a holocaust historian, before the opera begins.

Tickets are £15, available by following this link or on the door.