DIE WALKÜRE 
CONCERT VERSION

AVAILABLE UNTIL: MAY 1 2021
RUNNING TIME: 3 HRS 50 MINS

OPERA | WAGNER FAVOURITE + LA CENERENTOLA + TOSCA

In a world that is storming with love, power and incest, a violent struggle is going on between good and evil, gods and people. The super-god Wotan is trying to recapture the enchanted ring that gives world domination. His beloved daughter Brünnhilde struggles to balance her father's will against her own inner compass. Siegmund, Wotan's son, falls in love with his twin sister Sieglinde. It has fatal consequences...
Just over a year ago, the Royal Swedish Opera was performing Die walküre for sold-out houses when the pandemic suddenly took its firm grip on the world. As a last trembling effort before the world changed, singers and the Royal Swedish Orchestra gathered their strength on stage in a concert live performance of the long-awaited Wagner opera. Irene Theorin, Elisabet Strid, Greer Grimsley, Joachim Bäckström, Katarina Dalayman, other soloists and chorus' soloists, together with the Royal Swedish Orchestra under the direction of Constantin Trinks, give you a pivotal and dense recording from 14 March 2020!

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LA CENERENTOLA 
act 1

ACT 1. Alidoro, a philosopher who is also a mentor to Prince Don Ramiro, is looking for a suitable wife for his master. She must be a kind-hearted woman who is not superficial but radiates inner beauty. His search leads him to Don Magnifico, who lives with his daughters, Clorinda and Tisbe, and their step-sister, Angelina. While Clorinda and Tisbe enjoy spending their days in front of the mirror, Angelina (Cinderella) lives in poverty: humiliated by her step-sisters and treated like a servant. She longs for a man who will see the purity of her heart.
Rossini's effervescent opera is a tribute to the Enlightenment's thoughts on the equal value of all human beings. Inspired by Charles Dickens, director Lindy Hume presents a romantic production where goodness triumphs. The imaginative scenography is created by Dan Potra, who also made the scenography and costume for the immensely popular production of Dracula. The world premiere of La Cenerentola in 1817 met with bad reviews, but Rossini still predicted the work's bright future. Today, La Cenerentola is Rossini's most played opera after Il barbiere di Siviglia.

The performance was originally produced by Opera Queensland and New Zealand Opera.
The recording was originally made live for Folkets Hus och Parker on February 3, 2018.
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The program is available here.

LA CENERENTOLA
Act 2

Act 2. Don Magnifico, who can already see on of his daughters on the throne, begins to dream of a life of prosperity. Meanwhile, Don Ramiro has not been able to stop thinking about the beautiful stranger who looks like Angelina. Dandini has also been enchanted by her, but Angelina admits that he is not the one she loves - but his "servant". Ramiro, who has overheard the conversation, now wants to ask for her hand. Angelina can not accept his proposal until he sees how she really lives. If he still loves her then, she can accept. She gives him a bracelet and tells him that he can recognize her from its twin. She leaves the ball...

CAST

MUSIC GIOACHINO ROSSINI
LIBRETTO JACOPO FERRETTI AFTER CHARLES PERRAULT'S CENDRILLON OU LA PETITE PANTOUFLE DE VERRE
REGI LINDY HUME
STAGE DESIGN, COSTUMES & MAKE UP DAN POTRA 
LIGHT MATTHEW MARSHALL
TRANSLATION ANNIKA BRANDT 

ANGELINA JOHANNA RUDSTRÖM
CLORINDA  MARIANNE ODENCRANTS
TISBE KARIN OSBECK
DON RAMIRO OLE ALEKSANDER BANG
DANDINI JENS PERSSON
DON MAGNIFICO JOHN ERIK ELEBY
ALIDORO MARKUS SCHWARTZ 

THE ROYAL SWEDISH ORCHESTRA
CONDUCTOR FREDRIK BURSTEDT
CONCERT MASTER JANNICA GUSTAFSSON 
HAMMERKLAVIER GUNNEL LUNDBERG 

MEN FROM THE ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA'S CHORUS 
CHORUS MASTER JAMES GROSSMITH 
ASSISTING CHORUS MASTER MARTIN VIRIN 

PUBLISHER LES ÉDITIONS BUISSONNIÈRES

TOSCA
Concert version

The opera singer Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi’s tragic destinies are told through music that is as dramatic and brutal as it is dazzlingly beautiful. During an intense, passionate 24 hours we follow the lovers’ tragic path towards disaster, orchestrated by the cruel chief of police, Baron Scarpia. Several of the arias and duets are among the most popular in the history of opera, and Tosca has it all: great passion, desire, treason and violent death.
Since it premiered in 1900, Puccini’s Tosca remains one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. In this pandemic adapted concert version, we see and hear as Tosca world renowned soprano Malin Byström, winner of the International Opera Awards 2018 – the opera version of the Academy Awards.
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Orchestral reduction by Tony Burke ©Pocket Publications.

Talk -
about TOSCA

Dramaturge of the Royal Swedish Opera Katarina Aronsson meets world renowned soprano Malin Byström in a talk about Puccini's beloved opera Tosca before the recording of the digital, pandemic adapted version.
Recorded at the Royal Swedish Opera's Golden Foyer in February 2021.

Cast & Creatives

Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica
Conductor Matteo Beltrami

Floria Tosca Malin Byström
Mario Cavaradossi Daniel Johansson
Baron Scarpia Łukasz Goliński
Angelotti Jeremy Carpenter
A sacristan Markus Schwartz
Spoletta, police agent Niklas Björling Rygert
Sciaronne, kalfaktor John Erik Eleby
A jailer Mattias Milder
A shepherd boy Hanna Scheja

The Royal Swedish Orchestra
Concert Master Jannica Gustafsson

The Royal Swedish Opera Chorus
Chorus Master James Grossmith
Assisting Chorus Master Martin Virin

Children's Chorus from Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser