OPERA
THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS OR THE DISOBEDIENCE OF DEATH (Der Kaiser von Atlantis oder Die Tod-Verweigerung)
Viktor Ullmann
Premiere Feb 16, 2023, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS OR THE DISOBEDIENCE OF DEATH (Der Kaiser von Atlantis oder Die Tod-Verweigerung)

Viktor Ullmann

Premiere Feb 16, 2023, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

One-act opera from 1944

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Libretto of The Emperor of Atlantis or the Disobedience of Death by Viktor Ullmann and Peter Kien (1919–1944)

Musical preparation Jakub Klecker
Stage director Rocc

The second author out of three to whom the series Terezín Opera Cycle is devoted is Viktor Ullmann, a native of Těšín. Two one-act operas, which he composed in a short time interval, have their opening night at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre. While The Broken Jug—a satirical tale of a seemingly absurd trial—was completed just before the author's interment in the Terezín Ghetto, The Emperor of Atlantis was negatively affected by the place of its creation and its prohibited premiere in Terezín—the parallels between the Nazi leader and the fictional character of the emperor resulted in censorship halting the rehearsal process in March 1944. Conducted by Kerry Woodward, the opera premiered at the Dutch National Opera on 16 December 1975 and has been one of the most commonly performed titles abroad in recent years.

Performed in the Czech translation by Jaromír Nohavica with Czech and English subtitles.
The production is prepared within the dramaturgical cycle Terezín Opera Cycle.

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Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Feb 16, 20236.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Feb 18, 20236.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 23, 20236.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 7, 20236.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 31, 20236.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 11, 20236.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 11, 20236.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
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