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Music Text

Libretto von Adolf Hoffmeister; deutsche Übersetzung von Frank Harders-Wuthenow und Matthias Harre; englische Übersetzung von Joza Karas; neue englische Fassung von Tony Kushner (tschech., dt., engl.; andere Sprachen auf Nachfrage erhältlich)


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 der ganzen Welt.

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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