The Orchestras of Auschwitz work in progress
Libretto by Anna Whyatt and Ella Marchment
Commissioned by Constella OperaBallet, The Orchestras of Auschwitz is currently undergoing research and development. For more information, please click here.
An opera-ballet production that memorialises the Jewish musicians imprisoned in Auschwitz-Birkenau who were forced to play each day as slave labour commandos set off to and returned from their work. The production will revolve around one of the Sunday concerts given by the camp’s orchestra and vocal soloists. As well as music written in the camp itself, elements of the score will include an original composition in memory of Sir Martin Gilbert, renowned Holocaust historian.
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