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World premiere of Löftet

21cmediagroup / 20th January 2022 / News

On January 27, Alan Gilbert and the Royal Swedish Opera commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day with the world premiere production of Mats Larsson Gothe’s opera Löftet (“The Promise”). Based on a true story from the family history of Hungarian-born playwright and librettist Susanne Marko, this new opera is set in the aftermath of World War II and depicts the plight of Ava, who – finally liberated from the concentration camp where she was separated from her new husband, Teo – clings to the hope of reuniting with him in a traumatized post-war Europe.

Under Gilbert’s leadership, soprano Hanna Husáhr will play the role of Ava opposite the Teo of award-winning baritone Karl-Magnus Fredriksson in the opera’s premiere production, created in collaboration with the composer by film director Stefan Larsson.

Performances take place on Jan 27 & 29; Feb 1, 5, 15 & 24; March 5. Find tickets.