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VIKTOR ULLMANN: “THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS” | ANNO SCHREIER: “ATLANTIS” WORLD PREMIERE, OPERA FACTORY FREIBURG, 13 Oct 2018

For this year's opera production, the Opera Factory Freiburg has chosen Viktor Ullmann's chamber opera "The Emperor of Atlantis", which was created in 1943/1944 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. The title character is an arbitrarily slaughtering tyrant, whom Death, of all people, refuses to follow - a bold reference to the conditions of the Nazi era.… Continue reading VIKTOR ULLMANN: “THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS” | ANNO SCHREIER: “ATLANTIS” WORLD PREMIERE, OPERA FACTORY FREIBURG, 13 Oct 2018

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HOMAGE TO SZYMON LAKS 1901-1983

“Engaging personality, polemicist of a universal culture…” In Praise of Szymon Laks – Aleksander Tansman 1984 “Gdybys…” “Si Seulement…” “If only…” Ludwik Żuk-Skarszewski  (1905 – 1983)  ‘Przymierze’ Na głębie duszo, na głębie Srebrzyste wypuść gołębie Z kwitnącą różdżką oliwną. Gołębie skrzydła rozwiną, Z radosną wrócą nowiną, Przyfruną z wieścią przedziwną : Źe Bóg nam sady… Continue reading HOMAGE TO SZYMON LAKS 1901-1983

Reviews

Lucerne 2004 Musical Pointers review

(Excerpt from Musical Pointers review of the 2004 Lucerne Festival - see here for the full review) The main theatrical presentation during Lucerne Festival, and a resounding success, was Viktor Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis, given by Lucerne Theatre in conjunction with Lake Lucerne's shipping company, in a temporarily converted dry dock in the maritime industrial part of… Continue reading Lucerne 2004 Musical Pointers review