This year Sweden’s crispiest opera company – KAMRATERNA – presents a
decadent cocktail mixture of opera and animal instincts.
June 20, 2018, is the premier of two peculiar operas, performed in English:
The Fox by Igor Stravinsky and
The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht.
There will be singing! There will be dancing!
There might even be some nudity.
The Fox is a burlesque fable by Igor Stravinsky, where we examine the moral question:
should a fox go against his nature if he realizes the consequences thereof? This theme blends very well with Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins. Those seven deadly sins – pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth – are mirrored by seven virtues representing a way of life worth aiming at. But if all those qualities are inherent in human nature how and why should a human go against our most natural instincts? Perhaps there has never been a greater need for a conscious view on the concept of sin, in the sense of personal responsibility. How are we supposed to understand the concept of spiritual
responsibility today, and – above all – what, if anything, distinguishes a human being from a fox?
With humour, warmth and a very strong diaphragm we give you human nature, holy virtues, sins black as midnight and aching hearts.
Kamraterna wants to – without losing the distinctive character of
the craft – prove that opera is a living and contemporary art form. We are a complement to the big opera institutions, challenging them and ourselves by examining new ways to make opera. We explore contemporary themes, genre crossovers and methods of working.
Director: Dan Turdén
Director of Music: Anna Christensson
Choreography: Sara Ribbenstedt
Set Design: Dan Turdén och Per Wittsäter
Costume Designer: Maria Peterson
Lighting Designer: Niclas Lindgren
Ensemble: Karolina Blixt, Sara Ribbenstedt, William Davis Lind, Wiktor Sundqvist, Linus Flogell, Michael Schmidberger
Piano: Karin Hagllund och Anna Christensson
What: The Fox by Igor Stravinsky &The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
Where: Årsta Theatre, Stockholm
When: June 20 – July 9, 2018