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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The Emperor of Atlantis, opera,  (Ullmann)
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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