Performing Premodernity @ Vadstena-Akademien

Performing Premodernity is delighted to announce their major forthcoming collaboration with the Vadstena Academy: an opera double-bill under the title of ”Kär och galen”.

Comala, based on one of the dark and brooding Ossian poems by James Macpherson, takes place in the mists of 3rd century Scotland, while Nina, a “sentimental comedy”, takes us to an 18th century park in Southern Italy.

NINA (eller den af kärlek svagsinta) (1789)
Composer – Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)
Librettists – Giuseppe Carpani (1751-1825) and Giovanni Battista Lorenzi (1721-1807)
Swedish translation (1792) – Carl Stenborg (given at Svenska Comiska Theatren uti Stockholm).

COMALA (1780)
Composer – Pietro Morandi (1745-1815)
Librettist – Ranieri de’ Calzabigi (1714-95)

CREATIVE TEAM
Musical director – Mark Tatlow (PP member)
Stage director – Deda Cristina Colonna (PP associate)
Set and costume designer – Ann-Margret Fyregård
Lighting designer – Anna Wemmert
Academic consultant – Magnus Tessing Schneider (PP member)

SOLOISTS
Saara Annikki Rauvala – sopran
Hanna Fritzson – sopran
Elisabet Einarsdóttir – sopran
Sigrid Vetleseter Bøe – sopran
Jens Palmqvist – tenor
Gustav Ågren – tenor
Hannes Öberg – baryton
Nils Gustén – bas

CHORUS
Amie Foon, Ole Kristian Hoseth, Ebba Lejonclou, Josefine Mindus, Caroline Ottocan, David Risberg, Victor Ternvall, Magnus Tjelle, and Linnéa Wickander.

PERFORMANCES
“Kär och galen” will be performed in the Bröllopssal in Vadstena Castle.
Première: 22 July.
Further performances: 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 July and 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 August.
“Kär och galen” will be performed in Swedish and Italian with surtitles in English.

TICKETS will be on sale from 1 April.


27th February 2016