“Heine: First They Burn Books”
A Theatrical concert about exile featuring music by Mendlessohn, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.
In 1831, Heinrich Heine, perhaps the greatest of all the German Romantic poets, left Germany for Paris, where he lived the rest of his life as a political exile. His works had been banned in his native country as a result of his radical and publicly aired political beliefs. His conversion to Christianity, which was seen by many of his intimates as a betrayal of his Jewish heritage, further exacerbated his isolation. Heine’s works were later banned by the Nazis and his grave in Montmartre was destroyed…. – www.romanticcentury.org
Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Production & Costume Design by Vanessa James