Baal / Bertolt Brecht


Esmeralda composed the music for director Sebastian Sommer’s reimagining of Bertolt Brecht’s Baal. The production turned the classic play into a musical that was performed by the world-famous Berliner Ensemble. Esmeralda was granted permission by Brecht’s estate to set some of his poems to music as part of the score. Baal enjoyed critical and commercial success with all 20 shows of the production completely selling out.


Director: Sebastian Sommer
Production Designer: Karl-Ernst Herrmann




Photos: Barbara Braun