A visionary music-theatre epic, The Emperor of Atlantis was written in Terezien, the Nazi ‘model’ concentration camp for artists. Its performance there was censored and composer Viktor Ullmann sent to Auschwitz for execution. His haunting opera examines humanity’s resilience, the survival of love and art against all odds, and final redemption. The In Series’ production features a new English translation by stage director Nick Olcott with conductor Stanley Thurston at the musical helm.
The compelling curtain-raiser for Emperor is Stravinsky’s famed The Soldier’s Tale, ‘a piece to be read, played, and danced’ in an adaptation by Rick Davis, who co-directs with choreographer Jaime Coronado.
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