Opera Double Bill: Savitri & The Emperor of Atlantis
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Opera Double Bill: Savitri & The Emperor of Atlantis

Sat 20th Jan - Sat 27th Jan RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

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Savitri by Gustav Holst
The Emperor of Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann

Caroline Clegg Director
Lionel Friend Conductor
Louie Whitemore Set & Costume Designer
Davy Cunningham Lighting Designer

Two contrasting pieces united by the figure of Death.

In 1916 Holst’s keen interest in eastern mysticism led him to consult the epic ancient Indian text, the Mahabarata, and write Savitri, the first English chamber opera since the 17th century. Death presents himself to Savitri and demands the life of her husband Satyavan. Is Savitri clever enough to outwit Death?

By contrast, The Emperor of Atlantis is a previously banned political satire written in the Czech concentration camp of Terezin in the 1940s. Although written with clear parallels to Hitler, it has also been described as a parable of hope, and is still relevant to our modern world.

26.1.18, 6.15pm - Pre-performance talk by with Michael Graubart (Fyfe Lecture Theatre). Free entry with opera ticket.

Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes (including interval).




Saturday 20th January

Begins at 19:15

Monday 22nd January

Begins at 19:15

Friday 26th January

Begins at 19:15

Saturday 27th January

Begins at 19:15


Price Band A Price Band B Price Band C
Full Price £24.50 £21.50 £5.00
Over 60 £20.50 £18.00 £5.00
Under 16 £20.50 £18.00 £5.00
Student £20.50 £18.00 £5.00
Unwaged £20.50 £18.00 £5.00
Disabled £20.50 £18.00 £5.00
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