Opera written by Holocaust survivor to premier in Middletown

An opera written in 1942 by composer Viktor Ullman while he was a prisoner in the concentration camp Theresienstadt will presented  at the MHS Performing Arts Center in Middletown on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.

Presented by the Greater Middletown Concert Association, “The Emperor of Atlantis” (“Der Kaiser von Atlantis”) will be performed by the Connecticut Lyric Opera, accompanied by the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. It will be sung in German with English translation titles appearing above the stage.

An allegorical story, according to its producers, the opera uses “the power of music in defiance of tyranny, leading to the affirmation of life.

In addition to Middletown, “The Emperor of Atlantis” is being performed this season in Chicago and Philadelphia, as well as Vienna, Austria.

For ticket information, call (860) 347-4887 or (860) 347-6016, email bmwa@aol.com, or visit GreaterMiddletownConcerts.org.

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