"The Emperor of Atlantis" Reviews

Read the reviews for MOR's production of The Emperor of Atlantis

"Ludovic Morlot, in his first appearance for MOR, conducted a 13-piece chamber orchestra drawn from the ranks of his Seattle Symphony with obvious enthusiasm. The singing, too, was excellent, with strong performances by Victor Benedetti as the Emperor, Ross Hauck as Harlequin/Pierrot, and especially Jonathan Silvia as Death."
--read more at The Seattle Times


"Erich Parce directs MOR’s production with skill and imagination. With a minimal set and brilliant costume choices—notably the all-in-one white satin corset and suspender-hung clocked stockings worn under her plain wraparound dress by the Drummer, voice and girlfriend of the Emperor (aka Hitler’s girlfriend Eva Braun); and the uniform worn by Death under his long black cloak which outdoes in splendor the Emperor’s—and a fine cast of voices, Parce has made a considerable achievement."
--read more at The SunBreak


"Musically, this production of The Emperor of Atlantis was completely successful. All seven singers gave performances of the highest quality...Although the singing was excellent, orchestral music was the highlight. Seattle Symphony Orchestra music director Ludovic Morlot did much more than keep the opera on track; he and a chamber ensemble of 13 SSO musicians made magic together. Ullmann's eclectic score - which contains elements of classical, popular, jazz, folk, and cabaret music - sprang to life in the capable hands of these virtuosi."

--read more at Seattle Gay News

 

"The singing was very high quality; I was particularly impressed with Megan Chenovick's Bubikopf - her love duet with Marcus Shelton's Soldier was a high point. Also impressive was Victor Benedetti as the Emperor, his farewell was very moving."
--read Daniel Handshue's full review here