Garry Marshall
Exiles in Paradise
Created and Performed by Constance Hauman, soprano
David Wolff, piano
Tereza Stanislav, violin
Cecilia Tsan, cello
Gary Bovyer, clarinet

Limited 6-Performance Engagement begins March 17th!
Exiles in Paradise, explores the journey of Europe’s exiled composers during the Nazi uprising and Holocaust of World War II. Music, film and documentary recreate the exile and influence of these artists in Hollywood, leading up to their trial and persecution during the McCarthy Era. This explosive period in history is brought to life through original 16mm films by Louis Klar, film collages by Richard Baim, historical footage, rare home movies and studio clips, as well as the songs of Fredrich Hollander, Arnold Schoenberg, Emmerich Kalman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Eric Zeisl, Walter Jurmann, Ralph Benatsky, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill.

Exiles in Paradise was chosen from 700 applicants to open Daniel Liebeskind’s Jewish Museum in Berlin on September 10, 2001. Constance Hauman has also performed Exiles in Paradise at the 92nd St. Y in NYC, and, most recently, at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

“Constance Hauman, a lustrous coloratura soprano of wide-ranging tastes and versatility, made headlines on music pages all over Europe as the waif/sex-goddess in Alban Berg’s Lulu. Her gleaming soprano can be heard on a live recording on the Chandos label; but meanwhile, her performance piece, Exiles in Paradise, backed up by research worthy of a Ph.D., is tossed off with the pizzazz of a diva. And damned if Ms. Hauman doesn’t lead with ‘Falling in Love Again’, caressing Friedrich Hollander’s tune with a sensuality of phrase and brilliance of tone that owes not a lick to Marlene.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“While millions of Jews were transported from Nazi Germany to eventual death, others – including leading composers active in Vienna’s arts scene – found refuge by immigrating to the United States. Although the Nazis had prohibited performances of their music as “degenerate,” their emigration resulted in a cataclysmic brain drain for musical life in Germany and Austria, a loss that American soprano Constance Hauman spelled out in music with great dramatic force. Collages of film clips from Austria’s and Germany’s Nazi past formed the backdrop for Hauman’s singing. The music ranged from sultry cabaret vocals in the signature style of Berlin music-hall nightlife of the 1920s and ’30s (even some by 12-tone composer Arnold Schoenberg) to arias from Viennese opera (such as Erich Korngold’s “The Dead City”). Hollywood owes a lot to Vienna. The legacy left in American film music by Viennese émigré composers who resettled in Los Angeles is little known here. Hauman’s radiant singing, combined with a barrage of samples from Hollywood’s cinematic past, including songs by Walter Jurmann from the Marx Brothers farce A Night at the Opera, careened to the end of the war with an electrifying performance of Kurt Weill’s, ‘Wie Lange Noch.’

— The Washington Post

WHEN: OPENS Friday, March 17th, 2006
RUNS THRU Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
PERFORMANCES Fridays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm
PRICES Tickets $35 reserved; $40 at the door

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