Virginia: The Emperor of Atlantis

22 June 2019, The Barns, Vienna, Virginia, USA Wolf Trap Opera Viktor Ullmann: The Emperor of Atlantis (premiere) Directed by: Richard Gammon, music director: Geoffrey McDonald Cast: Ben Edquist (Emperor), Anthony Robin Schneider (Death), Joshua Blue (Pierrot), Daniel Noyola (Loudspeaker), Megan Esther Grey (Drummer), Victor Cardamone (Soldier), Shannon Jennings (Bubikopf) Following performances: 26, 28 and 30 Jun 2019

Gera: The Emperor of Atlantis

4 May 2019, Bühne am Park, Bühnen der Stadt Gera, Gera, Germany Viktor Ullmann: The Emperor of Atlantis (premiere) Directed by: Kai Anne Schuhmacher, music director: Takahiro Nagasaki Cast: Alejandro Lárraga Schleske (Emperor), Johannes Beck (Loudspeaker), Ulrich Burdack (Death), Florian Neubauer (Harlequin), Gustavo Mordente Eda (Soldier), Sujin Bae (Bubikopf), Judith Christ (Drummer girl) Following performances: 11 and 30 May 2019, 8 Dec 2019 at … Read more

Basel: The Emperor of Atlantis

8 February 2019, Theater Basel, Basel, Switzerland Viktor Ullmann: The Emperor of Atlantis (premiere). A production of OperAvenir in collaboration with Hochschule für Musik Basel FHNW and Musik-Akademie Basel. Directed by: Katrin Hammerl, music director: Stephen Delaney Cast: Yannick Debuss / Domen Križaj (Emperor), Andrew Murphy (Loudspeaker / Death), Hyunjai Marco Lee (Harlequin / Soldier), Sarah Brady / Stefanie Knorr … Read more

Kaiserlautern: The Emperor of Atlantis

26 January 2019, Werkstattbühne, Pfalztheater Kaiserlautern, Kaiserlautern, Germany Viktor Ullmann: The Emperor of Atlantis (premiere) Directed by: Hansgünther Heyme, music director: Uwe Sandner Cast: Ke An (Emperor), Bartolomeo Stasch (Loudspeaker), Kihoon Han (Death), Tae Hwan Yun (Harlequin / Soldier), Seunghee Kho (Bubikopf), Rosario Chávez (Drummer girl) Following performances: 2, 6 and 22 Feb, 6 Mar 2019

Bonn: The Emperor of Atlantis

7 September 2018, Theater Bonn, Bonn Viktor Ullmann: The Emperor of Atlantis (premiere) Directed by: Seollyeon Konwitschny, music directors: Hermes Helfricht, Stepha Zilias Cast: Giorgos Kanaris (Emperor), Leonard Bernad (Death, Loudspeaker), Christian Georg (Pierrot, Soldier), Rose Weissgerber (Bubikopf), Charlotte Quadt (Drummer girl) Following performances: 16 and 22 Sep, 12 and 26 Oct 2018

Köln: The Emperor of Atlantis

One of the fifteen premieres of Oper Köln’s 2017/18 season is The Emperor of Atlantis. A one-act opera, composed by Viktor Ullmann in 1943 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, received its premiere on 24 February on the modern, glass-fronted stage at Offenbachplatz. The production was created by a house team consisting of directress Eike Ecker and conductor Rainer Mühlbach. … Read more

Kassel: Brundibár

Staatstheater Kassel presented a new production of Hans Krása’s famous Brundibár. The 1938 opera, once sung by children of the Theresienstadt ghetto, was rehearsed by a children choir Cantamus where the soloists were recruited from, too. They were accompanied by the TJO, Theater-Jugendorchester, which is an ensemble formed by talented instrumentalists aged 12-20. The show is a solo debut by … Read more

Vienna. Viktor Ullmann: Emperor of Atlantis

Thirty years since the last performance, Viktor Ullmann’s Emperor of Atlantis returned onto the stage of the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. The new production of this one-act opera, composed in 1943 in the Theresienstadt ghetto, was premiered on 11 January on the Kammeroper scene. The director is Rainer Vierlinger, the theatre’s long-standing collaborator for whom … Read more

Madrid: The Emperor of Atlantis

For the first time in its history, Teatro Real in Madrid staged a new production of Viktor Ullmann’s Emperor of Atlantis (1943). Dramaturgically the premiere was a part of the theatre’s special programme series of works composed mostly by Jewish authors in the 1930s and 1940s. Apart from the main attraction, Arnold Schönberg’s Moses and Aaron, the series also included … Read more

The Cunning Little Vixen’s French tour

On 29 and 30 April two performances of Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen at Les Quinconces theatre in Le mons, France, closed the production’s tour organized by the Paris-based opera house Arcal. The company’s aim being to bring high-quality opera performances to regions where these are otherwise not particularly easy to find, the ensemble’s mission consists of travelling through the … Read more