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A Journey of the Human Spirit

Wednesday & Thursday, January 16 & 17, 2013
7:30 pm Performance
Doors open at 7:00 pm with traditional Klezmer music

Gates Hall - Newman Center
2344 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

Collaboratively staged by Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Central City Opera, Colorado Symphony, Mizel Arts and Culture Center and Newman Center Presents

Tickets start at $26 and are available through the Newman Center Box Office. $15 Student Tickets are available with valid Student ID at the Newman Center Box Office only.

Focusing on adversity and the human spirit, the performances will blend the Colorado premiere of Viktor Ullman's one act opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Emperor of Atlantis) and Garret Ammon's world premiere dance set to Ofer Ben-Amots' From Darkness to Light. The satirical opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis was composed around 1943 while Viktor Ullman and his colleague librettist Peter Kien were imprisoned in the transitional concentration camp Theresienstadt. The audience's first experiences of the evening will involve traditional Eastern European Klezmer music, celebrating life and leading the audience into the story of the opera. Seamlessly integrated at the end of the opera, a new work of dance will round out the experience, creating new communities of hope after so much death. [Details] LEARN MORE