Performance of Requiem of Theresienstadt, a moving concert drama of Verdi’s Requiem alternated with actors, film footage and video fragments from interviews with survivors.
Tickets are no longer available, the concert has sold out completely.
It tells the story of the prisoners in the Theresienstadt concentration camp who performed the Requiem of Verdi as an act of resistance on 23 June 1944 for the International Red Cross and high Nazi officials.
The performance takes place at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam as part of the national celebration of 75 years of freedom since World War II. The date of 3 May underlines the theme of liberation and freedom: on that day in 1945 the camp was officially handed over to the Red Cross.
The performance is organised by Foundation Requiem of Theresienstadt: Voices of Resistance.
On 4 May, in the context of “Theater na de Dam" (Theater after the national commemoration on Dam square), the documentary film Defiant Requiem will be shown in Tuschinski, Reguliersbreestraat. It tells the story of the performance and explores the singers' view of Verdi's Requiem as a work of defiance and resistance against the Nazis. With Q&A by Murry Sidlin.