Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis was composed in 1943 while he was a prisoner in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. It was produced in the camp in 1944; Ullmann and his librettist, fellow prisoner Peter Kien, were murdered later that year in Auschwitz.
This weekend, Opera Moderne is reviving Emperor From Atlantis. This stirring work serves as a reminder that the Holocaust not only destroyed countless lives, but deprived the world of many fine creative works that could have been created by the artists among those murdered.
Friday November 16th at 8pm
Saturday, November 17th at 8pm
Sunday November 18th at 4pm
Bohemian National Hall,
321 E. 73rd St, New York, NY
Tickets: $45 general admission; $65 premium reserved seating
Available for purchase at operamoderne.com