World Premiere Opera
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 Kazarasv 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. Presented in collaboration with Opera UCLA, UCLA Philharmonia and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.