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DraculaWorld première

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Royal Swedish OperaStockholm, S-103 22, Sweden
2017 October 28, 31, November 03, 07, 09, 11 15:00, 14, 17, 27, December 01, 04, 07 (at 19:00 unless shown)
Performers
Royal Swedish Opera
Karen KamensekConductor
Linus FellbomDirector
Dan PotraSet Designer, Costume Designer
Elisabeth MeyerSopranoMina
Joel AnnmoTenorJonathan
Ola EliassonBaritoneDracula
Katarina LeosonMezzo-sopranoElizabetha
Sanna GibbsSopranoLucy
Susann VéghSopranoMrs Westenra
Kristian FlorBass-baritoneHolmwood
Johan EdholmBaritoneDr. Seward
Lars ArvidssonBassDr. Van Helsing
Jonas DegerfeldtTenorRenfield
Jon NilssonTenorQuincey
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus
Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra

2 hours and 15 minutes

Sung in Swedish with Swedish surtitles

 

How long can love survive? What would you do if a stranger appeared out of nowhere and told you he has been searching for you for 400 years? A stranger who challenges your dreams, your self-image and very the future you have charted for yourself? Love brings surprise, but is eternity a blessing, or is death a relief? In an opera based on Bram Stoker’s famous 1897 novel, we follow the story of Mina, whose settled existence is transformed forever when she falls in love with a mysterious gentleman.

Dracula is being performed for the first time ever at the Royal Swedish Opera just in time for Halloween. It’s a new work composed by Victoria Borisova-Ollas, one of the most interesting composers of our era, with text by librettist duo Claes Peter Hellwig and Kristian Benkö. Together with the composer, director Linus Fellbom and set/costume designer Dan Potra have created a breathtaking production with everything you could wish for on the operatic stage – Gothic romance, Victorian fashion and magnificent choirs. Broken hearts. Revenge. And blood. Of course.

 

Ola Eliasson (Dracula) and Elisabeth Meyer (Minna) © Carl Thorborg
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