Der Kaiser Von Atlantis
On 1 February 2009, City Opera gave the British Columbia premiere of Viktor Ullmann's masterwork, 'The Emperor of Atlantis' ('Der Kaiser von Atlantis'). It was attended and addressed by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Steven Point. Subsequent remarks and analysis were provided by Dr Jaap Hamburger, a child of Auschwitz survivors. This chamber opera, professionally produced, was undertaken in partnership with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. It was written at Theresienstadt in 1944, and has been recorded by Decca. All five performances sold out.
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