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Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten

In the organizer's words:

A production of the Children's Opera Cologne with the support of the Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst.

"Yaparız biz hers˛eyi! Together and united we are strong!" sing the four animals and set off for Bremen to find happiness. They are underdogs, outcasts and individualists: the donkey abandoned his owner when he called him stupid. The dog was disowned by his mistress because he always broke everything when playing. The cat refused to catch mice and was put out on the street. The rooster never managed to control his emotional outbursts, and so he was thrown out as a troublemaker. But now they form an unbeatable team that wants to make music together and become famous - "Un pour tous, tous pour un!". One for all, all for one!" the four musketeers set off on a journey to the place of their longing. Of course, numerous obstacles appear along the way, and there are also disputes among themselves. This extraordinary children's opera tells how the four headstrong characters learn to overcome their conflicts and overcome their fears.

The Izmir-born composer and clarinettist Attila Kadri Şendil was commissioned by the Komische Oper Berlin to set Ulrich Lenz's libretto to music, which gives the story of the Bremen Town Musicians a new face. For in Turkey, too, people know the fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm and long for "Bremen" as a place of freedom and utopia. Şendil uses traditional Turkish instruments, oriental rhythms and jazzy harmonies and makes a very own cheerful mixture out of it. The animals also sing and speak a special slang consisting of several languages - and thus show themselves as true citizens of the world who can succeed in overcoming social and cultural boundaries through their enthusiasm and friendship.

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