Un Opera pour Terezín

Author(s): Liliane Atlan
Commemorates the annihilation of the European Jewish artists who were confined to the ghetto of Terezín in Czechoslovakia and is structured like a Passover seder. The piece is to last all night long and to be staged in sites across the world. Forty scenes show the fate of Terezin prisoners, based on the lives of camp musicians. There are no Nazis represented in the piece.
Format: Opera
Cast Size:10M/10F

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Original or Prominent Production:
In 1989 France Culture broadcast an outdoor, all-night performance of Atlan’s Opéra from the street in Montpellier where she had lived as a child. Atlan based this mixed genre work on the ritual of the Passover Seder and accompanied the words with music.
Original Source Material: Commemorates the annihilation of the European Jewish artists who were confined to the ghetto of Terezín in Czechoslovakia.
Nationality of Author: French
Original Language: French
Production Rights Holder:

L’Avant-Scène Théâtre, 1997

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