GARDEN STATE OPERA The New Jersey Opera Company - 2018 Season
The Yellow Star by composer Bradley Detrick brings to life the little-known story of how the Danish people miraculously conspired to save nearly all of the Danish Jews just as the Nazis were coming to take them to concentration camps in 1943. The opera transports us to Denmark during the height of World War II, and into the lives of ordinary people as they grapple with the world crumbling around them. The libretto, a fictional account based on true events, centers around young Carl Jensen, a bright-eyed fan of the Danish king and his friend Brigitte, a young woman dreaming of the Denmark of fairy tales. They and their friends make difficult decisions to act righteously and these seemingly small actions, combined with those of others, ultimately save so many.