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Music Text

Libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister; German translation by Frank Harders-Wuthenow and Matthias Harre; English translation by Joza Karas; new English adaptation by Tony Kushner (Cz,E,G; other languages available on request)


Children's choir with 10 major roles;
Prague version (1938): 1(=picc).0.2.0- or tutti);
Terezín version (1943):;
On-stage: accordion;
Terezín version also available in an arrangement for one piano, or for two pianos

Abbreviations (PDF)

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.

World premiere of version
Inmates of the Terezín transit camp
Recommended Recording

collegium iuvenum / Mädchenkantorei St Eberhard / Friedemann Keck
(P) 1999 Edition Abseits
EDA LC 06957

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