When Los Angeles Opera's music director James Conlon lived in Germany in the early 1990s, he fell in love with the music of Alexander Zemlinsky. His passion led him to first conduct and then record the composer's little-known work. Then, Conlon turned to Zemlinsky's contemporaries. Namely, the other composers who were silenced by the Nazi regime.
Music Director James Conlon will conduct Vicktor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis and Alexander Zemlinsky’s one-act opera A Florentine Tragedy during the first installment of the multi-year Recovered Voices project on March 7 and 10 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Now, Conlon plans to restore this lost generation's long-forgotten masterpieces to the concert stage with Recovered Voices, a multi-year project presenting the work of composers affected by the Holocaust.