Short Stories III

WHEN BUDS BURST

AVAILABLE UNTIL: OCTOBER 29
RUNNING TIME: 25 MINS

MINI OPERA | SHORT STORIES III - TARO + MY TURN IS NOW + WHEN BUDS BURST

After critically acclaimed successes in 2016 and 2020, the Royal Swedish Opera returned with Short Stories III – a tailormade concept that promotes new Swedish opera by offering composers and librettists an opportunity to write for the opera stage. In Short Stories III, three contemporary composers were invited to test their ideas in a small format: Maria Lithell Flyg, Torbjörn Helander and Jonas Valfridsson.

So, what will the opera of tomorrow sound like? These three Swedish composers presented new short operas based on real events. My Turn Is Now is a fast-paced story about billionaires, tax evasion and choosing between money and love. Taro is based on a Japanese tale about a poor fisherboy who discovers a kingdom in the sea. When he returns after 100 years, everything that has meant something to him is gone. When Buds Burst is a free dramatization of the poems of Karin Boye. It follows Karin Boye to Berlin where she is to undergo psychoanalysis in order to »recover« from her homosexuality.

SHORT STORIES III - THE DIFFERENT PART ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL:
MY TURN NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 15
TARO UNTIL OCTOBER 22
WHEN BUDS BURST UNTIL OCTOBER 29

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TARO
A part of Short Stories III

So, what will the opera of tomorrow sound like? These three Swedish composers presented new short operas based on real events. My Turn Is Now is a fast-paced story about billionaires, tax evasion and choosing between money and love. Taro is based on a Japanese tale about a poor fisherboy who discovers a kingdom in the sea. When he returns after 100 years, everything that has meant something to him is gone. When Buds Burst is a free dramatization of the poems of Karin Boye. It follows Karin Boye to Berlin where she is to undergo psychoanalysis in order to »recover« from her homosexuality.

AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 22.

MY TURN IS NOW
A part of Short Stories III

So, what will the opera of tomorrow sound like? These three Swedish composers presented new short operas based on real events. My Turn Is Now is a fast-paced story about billionaires, tax evasion and choosing between money and love. Taro is based on a Japanese tale about a poor fisherboy who discovers a kingdom in the sea. When he returns after 100 years, everything that has meant something to him is gone. When Buds Burst is a free dramatization of the poems of Karin Boye. It follows Karin Boye to Berlin where she is to undergo psychoanalysis in order to »recover« from her homosexuality.

AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 15.

Cast


WHEN BUDS BURST (NÄR KNOPPAR BRISTER)


MUSIC Jonas Valfridsson
LIBRETTO & DIRECTION Martyna Kaiser

MADEMOISELLE Madeleine Barringer
FRÄULEIN Lina Hägerström Kindblad
THE HUSBAND Johan Rydh
KARIN BOYE Matilda Wahlund

 

TARO


MUSIC Torbjörn Helander
LIBRETTO Ola Eliasson
DIRECTOR Mårten Forslund

TARO Radoslaw Rzepecki
SAYURI Maria Sanner
OTOHIME Lina Hägerström Kindblad


MIN TUR NU/MY TURN IS NOW


MUSIC Maria Lithell Flyg
LIBRETTO Hanna Nygren
DIRECTOR Mårten Forslund

KATRIN Mathilda Wahlund
YLWA Johanna Sannefors
LOUISE Maria Sanner
MILLA Cecilia Nannesson

CONDUCTOR Mattias Böhm
DRAMATURGE Katarina Aronsson

MUSICIANS FROM THE ROYAL SWEDISH ORCHESTRA

PREMIERE TALK SHORT STORIES III 
Meet the creators behind the operas

The Royal Swedish Opera's dramaturge Katarina Aronsson meets the creators behind Short Stories III - Maria Lithell Flyg (music) and Hanna Nygren (libretto) for Min tur nu/My turn is now; Torbjörn Helander (music) for Taro plus Martyna Kaiser (libretto and direction) and Jonas Valfridsson (music) for När knoppar brister/When buds burst.
Recorded at the Royal Swedish Operan in May 2022.
IN SWEDISH.

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