But I do. When it was given at Royal Opera house, Stockholm, some ten years ago,
it was sold out. For once I had not bought a ticket early, and all I could get
a seat far up in the gallery, to the side, restricted view.
But I finally saw it at Gothenburg Opera, a few years ago, in the first season.
was sold out this time too.
I am not so fond of it, and really don't know why it has such cult status. I
think it has a plot, being based on some of several poems by Nobel prize
> The noted Swedish composer, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, had a considerable success
> with his space opera ANIARA. This was premiered in Stockholm in 1959, and was
> later brought to the UK where it received widespread acclaim. It was a
> paradigm of man's journey through time and space.
> But I suspect that it may not have worn very well, and I do not know whether
> it is still given occasionally in Sweden.
> NICOLAS PALMER London