Paula Sides on The Emperor of Atlantis

Friday 14 September 2012

Soprano Paula Sides is one of English Touring Opera’s most recognisable faces, having worked with the company on no less than six productions since 2009, including The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and Xerxes.

She now plays Bubikopf in ETO’s Autumn 2012 production The Emperor of Atlantis, which she is finding one of the most inspiring roles of her career.

Here she talks about how the opera, written in the Terezin concentration camp, is a life-affirming and at times humorous exploration of some of the big questions in life.

Paula Sides | The Emperor of Atlantis from English Touring Opera on Vimeo.

Paula is Jewish, and, in this second clip, explains how she is thrilled to be in a production that is helping keep alive the music written in Terezin.

Paula Sides | Ullmann’s legacy from English Touring Opera on Vimeo.

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