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Subject: Re: Time travel in Opera
From: DAN KESSLER <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:DAN KESSLER <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 19 Mar 1998 10:47:45 -0500
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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
years ago,
>it was sold out. For once I had not bought a ticket early, and all I could
get
> was
>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.
> It
>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
> don't
>think it has a plot, being based on some of several poems by Nobel prize
> receiver
>Harry Martinsson.
>
>Per Ba:ckstro:m
>Stockholm,Sweden
>
>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.
>>
>> 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.
Dan Kessler

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