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Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Butler Opera Center, Austin TX, 2022

The opera is a parable of a cruel emperor, whose senseless war is claiming many lives. Death puts an end to the chaos by refusing his duty - now, everyone lives for eternity. The king becomes disempowered, but the people long for a release from the pain of life. Only the voluntary death of the emperor can restore death's original purpose.

Composer:  Viktor Ullmann
Li­bret­tist:  Peter Kien
Director: Matthew Schulz
Scenic Designer: Hsiao-Wei Chen
Costume Designer: Aaron Kubacak
Lighting Designer: Ron Collins
Media Designer: Ben Randall
Photo Credit: Hsiao-Wei Chen, Franco LaTona


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