Dance, Accentus Music

20 February, 16:45-17:45


Presented by EuroArts



The iconic director Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic Melancholia took the world by storm in 2011. Mikael Karlsson – known to the audiences for his music to Alexander Ekman ballets such as Midsummer Night’s Dream and HAMMER – has now made a full-length opera based on the drama art film. The librettist is Royce Vavrek, who also wrote the libretto for the operatic version of von Trier’s Breaking the Waves. The soloists include the soprano Lauren Snouffer – a virtuoso performer of both baroque opera and contemporary music – as Justine, Metropolitan Opera’s young rising star Rihab Chaieb as Claire, and Anne Sofie von Otter as the ice-cold mother Gaby.


Special guests:

Mikael Karlsson, Composer and EBU – IMZ Outstanding Achievement Award Laureate   

Andreas Morell, TV Director

The screening will be followed by a reception with sparkling wine.


GENRE Opera/Performance Recording



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