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Opera

The Promise

Playing from 27 January to 05 March
Music
Mats Larsson Gothe
Libretto
Susanne Marko
Director
Stefan Larsson
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.

The war in Ukraine continues with undiminished violence against the civilian population.
People are forced to flee to seek refuge, giving their children temporary security in unknown environments.
Our opera The Promise tells about the horrors of war and today feels more relevant than ever.
We at the Royal Swedish Opera want to help our fellow human beings in Ukraine and therefore donate today's ticket proceeds to
SOS Children's Villages, an organization that has been active in Ukraine since the early 2000s and that helps the most vulnerable children and young people. Thank you to all of you who see the performance with us today and contribute!

Birgitta Svendén, CEO of the Royal Swedish Opera


New opera WORLD PREMIERES on Holocaust Memorial Day


The Promise is the story of Ava who becomes separated from her husband, Teo, in a concentration camp. Determined to be reunited with her husband after the war, she travels through the ruins of a traumatised Europe in search of him. We accompany her on a journey that sways between dream and reality, hope and despair.

This story about the invincible power of love is brought to us seventy-six years after the liberation of Auschwitz. “We find ourselves in a time outside time, as the victims of war take their first uncertain steps towards reclaiming their humanity”, says librettist Susanne Marko, who was inspired by her own family history. The work was created for the Royal Swedish Opera in collaboration with the composer Mats Larsson Gothe. It will premiere on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, when we pay tribute to the victims and remind ourselves to never allow evil to take hold in society.


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 »



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