Nikolaus Karlinský
Nikolaus Karlinský


ADRIAN ERÖD as „The Emperor of Atlantis“ in Munich

The times are dark: hidden in his palace, the Emperor of Atlantis declares war. But Death refuses to serve, and the suffering continues unabated. Composed in 1943 in Theresienstadt and banned after the dress rehearsal, Viktor Ullmann's chamber opera The Emperor of Atlantis had to wait until 1975 for its première. This “play in one act” is a nightmarish portrayal of reality in a Nazi concentration camp. But it also reflects contemporary themes, with echoes of jazz and popular music of the 1920s, meaningful quotations and incisive orchestration.

After his participation in Mahler's Das klagende Lied at this year's Brucknerfest Linz, the Austrian baritone Adrian Eröd  - also a very much sought-after interpreter of the 20th century  - devotes himself to this rarely heard chamber opera together with the Munich Radio Orchestra and conducted by Patrick Hahn at the Prinzregententheater in Munich.


Juliana Zara, soprano
Christel Loetzsch, mezzo-soprano
Johannes Chum, tenor
Adrian Eröd, bariton
Lars Woldt, bass
Tareq Nazmi, bass

Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Patrick Hahn, conductor



10 October | 7 PM

Prinzregententheater | Munich