At 10:56 PM 3/18/98 +0100, Per Backstrom wrote:
>But I do. When it was given at Royal Opera house, Stockholm, some ten
>it was sold out. For once I had not bought a ticket early, and all I could
>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
>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
>> with his space opera ANIARA. This was premiered in Stockholm in 1959,
>> 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
>> it is still given occasionally in Sweden.
>> NICOLAS PALMER London
>I saw this piece when Gentele's Royal Opera brought their production of it
to Montreal for the '1967 Expo'. I thought it was dated then.