Originally a Czech opera written by Adolf Hoffmeister and Hans Krasa, “Brundibar” tells the story of two children, Aninku and Pepicek, who must outwit the town bully in order to buy milk for their sick mother. Completed in 1938, the opera was performed 55 times by the children of the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin.
The composer, Krasa, was also imprisoned in Terezin and later died in Auschwitz in 1944. His opera and its performance history live on today as a reminder of the value of tenacity, perseverance, and comradery in the face of the darkest obstacles.
This performance is part of our annual Kristallnacht commemoration and will be presented in partnership with Opera Orlando and Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras. It will be held at the Rosen Jewish Community Center on November 5, 2017 at 2pm.
This event is generously sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, the Kiwanis Club of Orlando, Dr. Phillips Charities, the Homburger Jacobs family, Dr. Mitch and Swantje Levin, and Helen Leon.