The Edelweiss Pirates


for Opera

Duration 70 min.

commissioned by the Chamber Opera Cologne


UA April 2006 | Köln | Ensemble der Kammeroper Köln, Dirigent Sascha Davidovic

This opera is written as a dedication to the Edelweiss Pirates, who with their unforgettable efforts against Hitler and the SS formed the most important youth opposition movement against the Nazi regime during World War II.
The libretto was based on the stories of contemporary witnesses and the protagonists of the Edelweiss Pirate movement in Cologne. Commissioned by the Cologne Chamber Opera.

Libretto – Kerstin Weiss
Production – Enke Eisenberg
Music – Snezana Nesic

8 Soloists and Ensemble (Libretto Kerstin Weiß, German)