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The Promise

Playing from 23 February to 04 April
Buy tickets 2024-02-23 7.00 PM Ticket price from 130 SEK
Music
Mats Larsson Gothe
Libretto
Susanne Marko
Director
Stefan Larsson
Conductor
Tobias Ringborg
Set design
Sven Haraldsson
Costume
Nina Sandström
Light
Torben Lendorph
Dramaturg
Katarina Aronsson
Film
Andrea Grettve
Language
Sung in Swedish with Swedish surtitles.
Running time
Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes, including interval.

Acclaimed opera that pays attention to the victims of the Holocaust – THE PROMISE


A journey between dream and reality, hope and despair. The Promise is the story about Ava, who becomes separated from her husband Teo in a concentration camp. After the war she is determined to find him. We follow her in her search across war-torn, traumatised Europe, backed by a magnificent chorus and the invincible power of love.

The Promise is based on real events. It was first performed on Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27, 2022. “In this production we are placed in a world outside time when the victims of war are taking their first stumbling steps in an attempt at recovering their humanity,” says librettist Susanne Marko. The Promise was commissioned by the Royal Swedish Opera in close collaboration with Marko and composer Mats Larsson Gothe.


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WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PROMISE?

 

When Susanne Marko wrote the libretto for The Promise, she started with her parents' own story. The result is an opera with music by composer Mats Larsson Gothe that depicts the characters Ava and Teos' desperate love story.

READ THE SYNOPSIS HERE »



Performance dates

Cast (with reservation for changes)
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Cast

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus

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