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Breaking the Waves

Based on the 1996 film of the same name by Lars von Trier.
Music: Missy Mazzoli. Libretto: Royce Vavrek.

Photo: Martin Hellström

Breaking the Waves is an opera by Missy Mazzoli with a libretto by Royce Vavrek. The opera was first performed on September 22, 2016, by Opera Philadelphia. We are happy to announce the Scandinavia premiere July 22 2022.

Music: Missy Mazzoli
Text: Royce Vavrek

Composed 2016 commissioned by Opera Philadelphia and Beth Morrison Projects  

Librettist Royce Vavrek, based on the film from 1996 by Lars von Trier (Zentropa Entertainments3) 

Production Team 

Director: Ylva Kihlberg   

Musical leader: David Björkman

Costume and set designer: Bente Rolandsdotter 

Wig & make up designer : Anne-Charlotte Reinhold

Light designer: Marcus Philippe Gustafsson
Musical coaches: Rebecka Elsgard, Ludvig Nilsson 
Intimacy Director: Malin B. Erikson 

 

 Singers

Bess: Josefine MIndus, sopran

Jan Nyman: Jonah Spungin, baryton

DodoEbba Lejonclou, mezzosopran

Terry: Helgi Reynisson, baryton

Bess mamma: Elisabeth Jansson, mezzosopran, gäst

Dr RichardsonMattias Gunnari, tenor
Councilman: Gustav Johansson, bas 

Chorus/Ensemble

Tenors: Nicklas Bjärnhall Prytz (Young Sailor), Björn Alexandersson (Man at bus stop), Ludvig Sjöstedt,

Didrik Wisén, Peter Nyqvist

Barytones/Basses: Per Svenson (Sadistic Sailor), Esbjörn Christensson (Man at bar), Per Larsson, Joel Lindmark, Johannes Linton,

 

Orchestra
 

Violin I, concert master, mentor: Danial Shariati 

Violin II: Nadežda Perovic 

Viola: Ellen Alveteg 

Cello: Elide Sulsenti 

Double bass: Anton Eriksson 

Flute, piccolo: Astrid Lagg 

Oboe: Gabriela Dogaru  

Clarinet: José Lois Relova Gallego  

Bassoon, contrabassoon: NN

Horn: Erik von Wachenfeldt 

Trombone: Carl Appelgren 

Percussion: Johannes Carlsson 

Piano/synth: Rebecka Elsgard 

Harp: Alice Vecchio 

El-guitar: Jakob Sonnek  

Premiere July 22 2022 in Bröllopssalen at Vadstena Castle

25, 26, 29, 31 July at 18.30

1,5 August at 18.30
7 August at 16.00
9, 10 August at 18.30 

The Performance is 3 h  including 30 min + 20 min Pause.

 

Performed in English with Text projections in English.

Photo: Martin Hellström