ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER in a
captivating oratory about SIMONE WEIL
The Royal Swedish Opera in collaboration with Jewish Culture in Sweden.
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.
Royal Swedish Orchestra & Royal Swedish Choir