A visionary music-theatre epic, ‘Emperor’ examines humanity’s ambivalent relationship with Death, the survival of art and love against all odds, and final redemption. Czech composer Viktor Ullmann’s haunting opera has a compellingly satirical–often humorous–mixture of images and styles. Written in Terezien, the Nazi ‘model’ concentration camp for artists, its performance there was censored and Ullmann executed at Auschwitz. Nick Olcott directs. Stanley Thurston & Joe Walsh conduct.
Sat 16 at 8pm; Sun 17 at 2:30pm*
Sat 23 at 8pm; Sun 24 at 2:30pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Union Station Metro (Red line)
Street & Valet parking available
General: $47 Senior: (65+): $44 Young Professional (ID req.): $25 Youth/Student: $23