Hans Krasa - Brundibar | Christophorus - Entree CHE02112

Hans Krasa - Brundibar

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Label: Christophorus - Entree

Cat No: CHE02112

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 30th June 2017

Contents

Artists

Vera Fliegauf
Nicole Bruck
Angelina Ribeiro
Carolin Gronarz
Anita Bodm
Ninja Freese
Petra Gohrum
Tanja Zimmermann
Barbara Strohmeier
Julia Metzger
Mara Slisko
Choir & Orchestra from St Ursula Secondary School Freiburg

Conductor

Maria Veronika Gruters

Works

Krasa, Hans

Brundibar (Bumble-bee)

Svenk, Karel

Theresienstadt-Hymne

Artists

Vera Fliegauf
Nicole Bruck
Angelina Ribeiro
Carolin Gronarz
Anita Bodm
Ninja Freese
Petra Gohrum
Tanja Zimmermann
Barbara Strohmeier
Julia Metzger
Mara Slisko
Choir & Orchestra from St Ursula Secondary School Freiburg

Conductor

Maria Veronika Gruters

About

Brundibár, a children's opera based on a play by Aristophanes, was the last work Hans Krása completed before he was arrested by the Nazis in 1942. Krása was sent to the Theresienstadt ghetto where he reworked Brundibár for the available forces, which was then performed 55 times in the camp and also features in the infamous propaganda film made for the Red Cross in 1944. He died in Auschwitz in 1944.

Brundibár lay forgotten for several decades. While investigating her family history, the Benedictine nun and music teacher Maria Veronika Grüters, came across the score. She then staged Brundibár with her student ensemble in German, orchestrating it for her student orchestra from the piano score and writing a German libretto. The German premičre finally took place in July 1985 at the St Ursula Secondary School in Freiburg. The present recording was made in December 1986.

Cast:
- Brundibár: Vera Fliegauf
- Seppel: Nicole Brück
- Ann: Angelina Ribeiro
- Doctor: Carolin Gronarz
- Policeman: Anita Bodm
- Iceman: Ninja Freese
- Baker: Petra Göhrum
- Milkman: Tanja Zimmermann
- Sparrow: Barbara Strohmeier
- Cat: Julia Metzger
- Dog: Mara Slisko

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