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Klaus Nomi

Music
Christian Hoffmann, Henry Purcell, Lou Christie/Twyla Herbert, George David Weiss/Luigi Creatore/Hugo Peretti, John Medora/David White, Camille Saint-Saëns, David Bowie, Vincenzo Bellini
New music
Jonas Redig
Libretto
Lucas Svensson
Director, Set design
Sunil Munshi
Set design, light
Linus Fellbom
Costume
Bente Rolandsdotter
Language
Sung in Swedish
Running time
The performance lasts about 1 hours and 10 minutes, no interval.

The heart of an alien


You hear him, you see him, you feel him. The German countertenor, synthpop artist and fashion icon Klaus Nomi was always far from average. But this trail-blazing avant-gardist also had a strong desire for community and love. The dying Nomi reveals his innermost feelings to the audience in a raw, moving monologue, the voice of every lonely artist and nonconformist.

In this intimate portrait by playwright Lucas Svensson we encounter Klaus during his final hours. Klaus Nomi is played by the baryton Richard Hamrin, and the performance is directed by Sunil Munshi, known for his acclaimed monologues and ability to reveal the inherent power of the human mind. Arias by, among others, Purcell and Saint-Saëns, as well as Nomi’s own hits, are performed by a string quartet, piano and synthesisers.

From the age of 16.

We will continue to play and are welcoming a limited audience. We have made safety arrangements throughout the Opera house for your and our safety.


Performance dates

The cast (with reservation for changes)
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Cast

Musicians from the Royal Swedish Orchestra