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      February 1, 2009 - February 11, 2009


      950 West 41st Avenue
      Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 2N7

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      The Emperor of Atlantis

      presented by
      the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre & City Opera Vancouver

      by Viktor Ullmann & Petr Kien
      Norman Rothstein Theatre
      (950 West 41st Avenue at Oak)

      The Emperor of Atlantis is a unique, compelling and deeply moving chamber opera. Its score survived the Nazis. Its creators did not. Although perhaps the finest piece of performance art from its place and era, productions are rare. It has never been produced before in British Columbia.

      The opera speaks both to transformation and recurrence. It speaks from the nadir of the 20th century to the continued violence and despair of the 21st. Ullmann and Kien together with their colleagues at Thereisenstadt, created a masterwork.

      Among seven characters, two are principal: Death, and The Emperor. Horrified by the murderousness of the Emperor and his regime, Death goes on strike. People are killed but do not die. The Emperor demands that Death resume his business. Death finally agrees, but on one condition ...

      When the Nazis realized what Atlantis was about, they shipped its entire company off to Auschwitz. Only its art remains.

      Showtime & Prices
      All tickets: $40.00 (s/c included)

      Sunday Feb 1st: 2:00pm matinee
      Feb 4th, 7th. 9th, 11th : 8:00pm

      Order By Phone: 604.684.2787
      Call Centre Hours
      Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
      Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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