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Drifted

Playing from 19 November to 27 December
Buy tickets 2022-12-07 7.00 PM Ticket price from 110 SEK
MUSIC
Karin Rehnqvist
LIBRETTO
Kerstin Perski
CONDUCTOR
Cathrine Winnes
DIRECTOR
Natalie Ringler
DRAMATURGE
Katarina Aronsson
SET DESIGN
Anna Heymowska
COSTUMES & MAKEUP
Moa Möller
LIGHT
Tobias Hagström Ståhl
CHOREOGRAPHY
Roger Lybeck
LANGUAGE
Performed in Swedish with Swedish captioning.
RUNNING TIME
2 hours 15 minutes including intermission.

NEW opera by Karin Rehnqvist & Kerstin Perski


Something momentous has happened to Maria, but she cannot remember what. Is she an illegal immigrant? Has she committed a horrific crime? On a beach full of happy people on holiday, Maria encounters «The Other», her own shadow, which forces her to confront feelings of guilt after having survived a natural disaster.
Drifted is a ritual opera about how to go on living when the most important things in life are gone.

Karin Rehnqvist is one of Sweden’s foremost composers. Partly inspired by the immense collective tragedy that followed the 2004 tsunami, which she personally witnessed in Thailand, she and the librettist Kerstin Perski have written a compassionate opera about strong human emotions such as grief, loss, survival guilt and the search for equilibrium in a world that has been turned upside down. Opera arias meet folk music when Lena Willemark sings the role of The Other. Maria is sung by Vivianne Holmberg.

Drifted was commissioned by the Royal Swedish Opera.



Performance dates

Cast (with reservation for changes)
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Cast

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus



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