Category:  Choir / Vocal , Organ / Sacred Music , Opera / Music Theatre

Duration: 90 minutes

Text/Lyrics by: Jurij Brezan

Introduction: Select texts by the famous GDR poet Jurij Brezan are made audible via audio transmission in Sorbian and German language

World premiere:  24.05.2004, Bautzen

Performers at world premiere: Sorbian National Ensemble Bauzen with ballet, choir, orchestra, cond.: Wolfgang Roegner

Press reviews for world premiere: Press review in German language only:
Pressestimmen zur Ballettoper (Uraufführung am 21.5.2004 in Bautzen)
'When Krabat reached for her berries' Ballet opera in Brezan, Bautzen successfully performed for the first time (Dresden news of the 5/27/2004). The premiere with the Sorbian national ensemble was an impressive success, and the audience gave the highest recognition to all participants. A sustainable concept, which composer Enjott Schneider? recently found in his new opera 'Signalman Thiel' in Görlitz. His onomatopoeic, spherical narrating timbres, the Slavic stamped dances as well as an impressive superelevation of the choral music provide for catchy musical impulses (Gesine Lang)