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Lost Childhood - World Premiere

  • Freud Playhouse 245 Charles E Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA, 90024 United States (map)

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. Presented in collaboration with Opera UCLA, UCLA Philharmonia and 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.

Freud Playhouse