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The Promise

Playing from 27 January to 05 March
Buy tickets 2022-01-27 7.00 PM Ticket price from 110 SEK
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.

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.


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Premiere Talk

Improve your understanding of the performance - meet the team and cast in our popular premiere talks!

JANUARY 24 2022 in the Golden Foyer at 6 p.m., free entrance


Performance dates

Cast (with reservation for changes)

Contributors

Josef
Clifford Lewis
Elisabeth
Karolina Blixt
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Chorus

Contributors

Josef
Clifford Lewis
Elisabeth
Karolina Blixt
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Chorus

Contributors

Josef
Clifford Lewis
Elisabeth
Karolina Blixt
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Chorus

Contributors

Josef
Clifford Lewis
Elisabeth
Karolina Blixt
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Chorus

Contributors

Josef
Clifford Lewis
Elisabeth
Karolina Blixt
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Chorus

Contributors

Josef
Clifford Lewis
Elisabeth
Karolina Blixt
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Chorus

Contributors

Josef
Clifford Lewis
Elisabeth
Karolina Blixt
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Chorus

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Cast

Rosa
Maria
Josef
Clifford Lewis
David
Elisabeth
Karolina Blixt
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Chorus


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