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Viktor Ullmann (1898–1944)

The Emperor of Atlantis, opera

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Der Kaiser von Atlantis oder Die Tod-Verweigerung. Spiel in einem Akt (19431944)
Libretto by Peter Kien

Roles:
Kaiser Overall (Emperor Overall) baritone
Der Lautsprecher (Loudspeaker)...Read more
Der Kaiser von Atlantis oder Die Tod-Verweigerung. Spiel in einem Akt (19431944)
Libretto by Peter Kien

Roles:
Kaiser Overall (Emperor Overall) baritone
Der Lautsprecher (Loudspeaker) bass-baritone
Ein Soldat (A soldier) tenor
Harlekin (Pierrot) tenor
Bubikopf (A maiden) soprano
Der Tod (Death) bass-baritone
Der Trommler (Drummer girl) mezzo-soprano

The Emperor of Atlantis, ruler over much of the world, proclaims universal war and declares that his old ally Death will lead the campaign. Death, offended by the Emperor`s presumption, breaks his sabre; henceforth men will not die. Confusion results: a Soldier and a Girl-Soldier from opposite sides sing a love duet instead of fighting; the sick and suffering find no release. Death offers to return to men on one conditionthat the Emperor be the first to die. He accepts and sings his farewell.
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Decca 440 854-2: Iris Vermillion, Michael Kraus, Herbert Lippert, Christiane Oelze, Walter Berry, Martin Petzold, Franz Mazura; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, 1994.
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