Frances Pappas

Düsseldorf | 2023

Matinee: “Worin unsere Stärke besteht!”

Living Without Fear

Join us for a captivating matinee event, where we explore the powerful collaboration between Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler. Experience an enriching performance that delves into the essence of their work, brought to life by a group of exceptional artists.

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM (Doors open at 10:45 AM)
  • Venue: zakk
  • Ticket Price: €10 (Includes a light breakfast)


  • Rolf Becker (Recitation)
  • Frances Pappas (Vocal)
  • Gerd Folkerts (Concept and Piano)

The Essence of Brecht and Eisler:

For nearly three decades, Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler’s collaboration remained unbroken, even in exile. Hanns Eisler set more than 200 Brecht texts to music. Much like Brecht, Eisler believed that political thinking was an individual’s awareness of their own circumstances. Thus, their content was deeply influenced by the historical context of their time. The program includes texts and songs that emerged during the Weimar Republic, in exile in Denmark and the United States, and after 1948 in the German Democratic Republic.

This matinee event promises to be a profound exploration of their enduring partnership, showcasing the poetry and music that has left an indelible mark on history.

Ticket Information:

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Organized by Heinrich-Heine-Salon e.V. and zakk

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler and discover “Worin unsere Stärke besteht!” We look forward to sharing this cultural journey with you. Get your tickets now and be part of this extraordinary matinee.