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Thu. December 18th 2008 Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch (All Ages)
7pm doors at 6:50pm
The Emperor of Atlantis

In 1944, inmates at the Nazi concentration camp, Theresienstadt, produced a remarkable chamber opera. Its central conflict lay between Death and the Emperor. The composers, Viktor Ullmann and Petr Kien, and almost everyone else involved in the production, later died in Auschwitz.

The City Opera Vancouver, in co-production with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, will give the British Columbia premiere of The Emperor of Atlantis in February 2009.

Please join us for this compelling introduction to the opera, which will examine the life and musical career of Victor Ullmann, and the concept of art as resistance.

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Alma VanDusen Room at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch
Admission: Free

For more information, call the Fine Arts information desk at 604-331-3716.


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