The children's book "Pünktchen und Anton" by Erich Kästner has inspired many generations. The Austrian composer Iván Eröd has set the adventures of Pünktchen and Anton to music and, together with librettist Thomas Höft, has written a critical, yet entertaining, musically varied opera. The opera can be set "anywhere where some people have a lot of money and the others who live a few streets away have very little."
Berlin 1931. Luise, called Pünktchen, grows up in a rich family, with a cook and nanny. Pünktchen is befriended by Anton, who must secretly sell shoelaces at night to contribute to his ailing mother's meager household budget. By observing carefully and acting courageously, the friends prevent a criminal case involving the nanny and her shady fiancé Robert the Devil ...This content has been machine translated.