Market Screening ‘Autumn Sonata’
PRESENTED BY YLE – THE FINNISH BROADCASTING COMPANY
Autumn Sonata is a multilayered and powerful relationship drama. It is also the meeting of a story by cinema legend Ingmar Bergman and the music of Sebastian Fagerlund, one of the most highly acclaimed Finnish composers of his generation. Gunilla Hemming adapted a libretto from Bergman’s film of the same name, reflecting on human choices, hidden conflicts in families and the possibility of forgiveness. The role of Charlotte has been specifically composed for Anne Sofie von Otter, one of the most highly esteemed mezzo-sopranos of our time. This is the first time von Otter has been seen on the Finnish National Opera stage.
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GENRE Opera PRODUCTION COMPANY YLE – The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Finland) PORDUCTION YEAR 2017 DURATION 125‘ RECORDING LOCATION Finnish National Opera DATE OF RECORDING 23 September 2017 DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Mika Paavilainen DIRECTOR Hannu Kamppila GRAPHICS Olli Aittoniemi DISTRIBUTION TV YLE – The Finnish Broadcasting Company MUSIC STYLE Classical music COMPOSER Sebastian Fagerlund LIBRETTO Gunilla Hemming STAGE DIRECTOR Stéphane Braunschweig CONDUCTOR John Storgards MAIN ACTOR Anne Sofie von Otter ORCHESTRA FNO Orchestra CHOIR FNO Choir COSTUMES Thibault Vancraenenbroeck