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Pink Triangle

Seattle’s Music of Remembrance ‘Out of Darkness’ Opera Focuses on Krystyna Zywulska & LGBT Victims >>

Seattle’s Holocaust remembrance and educational organization, Music of Remembrance (MOR) is getting ready to premiere their all new opera, 'Out of Darkness' this May. The new production by Composer Jake Heggie & Librettist Gene Scheer, will be performed in both Seattle and San Francisco. The opera's first act will focus on Aushcwitz prisoner Krystyna Zywulska, with the second act focusing on LGBT Holocaust victims.

Israel Yinon

Israeli Conductor Israel Yinon Collapses and Dies On Stage During a Concert >>

Renowned Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed and died on stage while conducting a concert in Switzerland on Thursday evening.

Bebe Neuwirth

'Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín' Tells Story of Holocaust Prisoners, Stars Bebe Neuwirth and John Rubinstein >>

A live performance of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín,” which displays performances of Verdi’s "Requiem" put on by concentration camp prisoners during World War II, will be shown at Lincoln Center. The performance will feature Bebe Neuwirth and John Rubinstein. Defiant Requiem tells the story of 16 performances put on by prisoners at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II amid starvation, abuse and death. With only one smuggled score, they performed the famed masterpiece 16 times. This story will be commemorated at Avery Fisher Hall, which includes a concert/drama featuring a live performance of Verdi’s "Requiem" interspersed with historic film, testimony from survivors and narration that tells the tale of these courageous men and woman. In addition to Neuwirth and Rubeinstein, soloists soprano Jennifer Check, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor Steven Tharp and bass Wilhelm Schwinghammer will be featured, as well as The Orchestra of Terezín Remembrance and The Collegiate Chorale.

Brundibár

Petite Opera Productions Presents 'Brundibár,' Children's Opera from Terezin Concentration Camp >>

New generations of children are keeping alive the Holocaust-surviving opera.

The Passenger

Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Holocaust Opera 'The Passenger' Makes New York Premiere July 10 >>

A chance encounter between a Holocaust survivor and her Nazi overseer provides the drama in this production by the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Isobel Pravda in 'The Good and the True'

U.S. Premiere of Award-Winning Czech Drama of Holocaust Survival to Open Off-Broadway >>

Isobel Pravda plays her grandmother, the Czech actress, director and Holocaust survivor, in an award-winning drama from Prague's Svandovo Divadlo Theater.

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