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Subject: Re: Time travel in Opera
From: Per Backstrom <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Per Backstrom <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 18 Mar 1998 22:56:27 +0100

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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
Harry Martinsson.

Per Ba:ckstro:m

NBPalmer1 wrote:

> 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.

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