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Concert

La Passion de Simone

Buy tickets 2020-10-17 7.00 PM Ticket price from 110 SEK
Music
Kaija Saariaho
Libretto
Amin Maalouf
Language
Sung in French with Swedish surtitles
Running time

The Royal Swedish Opera in collaboration with Jewish Culture in Sweden.

Anne Sofie von Otter in a captivating oratory about Simone Weil


Welcome to the passionate universe of the French-Jewish philosopher and mystic Simone Weil. Always on the move, always looking out for new truths. Before she died aged 34, she participated in the Spanish Civil War, worked in a refugee camp, in a factory and as a teacher and, above all, she formulated radical ideas about the basic needs of individuals as well as society as a whole.

La Passion de Simone is a piece of musical drama by the world-famous Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho with a libretto by the French-Lebanese author Amin Maalouf. Soloist is court singer Anne Sofie von Otter who appears together with the Royal Chorus and the Royal Orchestra under the baton of Christian Karlsen. The performance is preceded by an introductory talk with dramaturge Katarina Aronsson in conversation with Kaija Saariaho.


Performance dates

Contributors

Conductor
Christian Karlsen

Royal Swedish Orchestra & Royal Swedish Choir

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Cast

Conductor
Christian Karlsen

Royal Swedish Orchestra & Royal Swedish Choir