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May 19 Sun

Lost Childhood – Opera UCLA

Opera UCLA: Lost-Childhood
classical, opera
Freud Playhouse Watch Livestream

Opera UCLA, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, Department of Theater and UCLA Philharmonia present

World Premiere of an Opera Commissioned and Developed by American Opera Projects

Music by Janice Hamer, Libretto by Mary Azrael
Based on the memoir The Lost Childhood by Yehuda Nir
Conducted by Neal Stulberg
Stage Direction by Peter Kazaras
Costume design by Ruoxuan Li

Lost Childhood follows a Jewish psychiatrist who eluded death as a boy in Poland during the war, and a German colleague born into a family with Nazi sympathies. With searing emotion and heartwarming lyricism, the music recollects the terrors of the Holocaust and inspires a hopeful vision of the future. Featuring scenic and lighting designers from the Department of Theater and performers from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

May 17, 21 and 23, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Freud Playhouse

Made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2018-2019 Dobrow Series.

This event is also made possible by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Image: © 2008 Miriam Mörsel Nathan.  All rights reserved




Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #3 for events in Freud Playhouse. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

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