Führerbunker: An Experimental Chamber Opera by Andrew Ager

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Poster: title Fuehrerbunker in red Fraktur script, image of keyhole with light streaming through
Canadian composer Andrew Ager’s new chamber opera “Führerbunker” is receiving its premiere at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener. Based on the personal accounts of eyewitnesses, the opera recounts the final ten days of Adolf Hitler’s life spent in a bunker in central Berlin. This is thought to be the first opera depicting Hitler. The opera will be staged but in a style that emphasizes historical detail over emotional drama. The opera is in German (an English translation will be available) and will last approximately one hour.

Andrew Ager has become well known as a composer and organist. He has written an opera based on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” and his compositions have been performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers, Sinfonia Toronto, and the Penderecki Quartet. His work has been performed in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

More information:

New opera tells story of those caught in Hitler's bunker during final days (The Record)

Musical Toronto: Andrew Ager on his controversial new opera about the final days in Adolf Hitler’s Führerbunker

WCGS interview with Andrew Ager

Review on Führerbunker