As Meninas do Quarto 28 The Girls of Room 28, Theresienstadt
As Meninas do Quarto 28The Girls of Room 28, Theresienstadt

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Updated: 31 March 2019

Cardiff/Wales, June 2019

I am happy to announce that the English version of the exhibition The Girls of Room 28 will be opened in Wales Millennium Centre on 7 June 2019 in Cardiff, as part of Welsh National Opera’s FREEDOM Season.   One of the higlights of this years' festival are performances of Hans Krasá’s children’s opera Brundibár on 22 and 23 June 2019 in the WNO.

 

David Pountney and Tomáš Hanuš

The legendary opera Brundibár, performed in 1943-1944 by the children of the Ghetto Theresienstadt, will be directed by David Pountney, renowned theatre-and opera director and artistic director of WNO.

 

And, what is a lucky coincidence of fate and something very special: WNO's music director Tomáš Hanuš, son of Anna Hanusová, "our Flaška", will conduct the opera!

Flaška and Brundibár

Anna Hanusová (Flaška) 1930-2014

Flaška, as Anna Hanusová was nicknamed by her friends, was and is the soul of the "Girls of Ro0m 28" Project (Room 28 Projects). It was her desire to create a lasting memory in honour of their friends of Room 28.

Flaška was part of the Brundibár ensemble in Theresienstadt and for many years shared her experiences with thousands of people, young and old, and conveyed to them how it was for her to play in Brundibár and what the opera meant to her and the children. 

Brundibár and the Girls of Room 28

America edition, Schocken Books, 2009

Brundibár and the Girls of Room 28 - these are two stories closely intertwined... 

which is why the American publisher of the book (Schocken Books) created  this book-cover with a still of the propaganda film (known as 'The Führer gives a City to the Jews') with children in Theresienstadt singing the finale of Brundibár.)

 

For more information on Brundibár, visit: Brundibár

More about the book here

Remembering Anna Hanusová:

Our exhibition in Cardiff, June 2019. News

April 2019: Czech edition

Helga Pollak-Kinsky:

Můj Terezinský Denik

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