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.
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