Shepherd School Opera

Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann, composer; Peter Kien, librettist
Virtual Showing

Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra and Opera Department
Miah Im, Director of Opera Studies
Jerry Hou, Conductor
Pat Diamond, Stage Director

The one-act opera is a blatant indictment of the insanity of war and the cruelty of the Nazi regime and portrays an almighty and deranged Kaiser who could only be unseated by the suspension of the natural order of life and death.


Performance translations provided by Kim P. Witman, by arrangement with Wolf Trap Opera.

Registration is required at https://music.rice.edu/form/der-kaiser-registration

*To view this production in Chromadepth, prism 3D glasses will enhance the performance. Audience members must register prior to Friday, October 23, 2020 in order to receive complimentary 3D glasses via mail from the Shepherd School of Music.

WARNING: Chromadepth effects viewed through the prism 3D glasses may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

Additional virtual showing on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. CDT

More information at https://music.rice.edu/departments-and-ensembles/opera/2020-2021-opera-season