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Total duration 1 h 20 min
1 performance
3.12.2016
Festive season
Almi hall
tickets
45 € / 41 € / 22 €
Performed in Swedish
Surtitles in Finnish
Magnus-Maria

Opera sensation from Åland

Maria Johansdotter is a bold woman who does whatever it takes in order to live as an independent person and musician. She listens to her heart and proudly bears the consequences of her actions. When the judge asks her whether she is a man or a woman, Maria replies that she is both, but more a man.

Today – more than 300 years later – the curious history of Maria Johansdotter / Magnus Johansson deserves to be told. The story begins in the island village of Föglö on Åland in the late 17th century and ends in Stockholm a few decades later.

Magnus-Maria

The production is directed by Suzanne Osten, one of the most distinguished stage directors of our time, known worldwide for her unique and attention-grabbing productions. The music is by Karólína Eiríksdóttir, and the conductor is Anna-Maria Helsing.

Working group and performers

Magnus-Maria

Composition: Karólína Eiríksdóttir
Conductor: Anna-Maria Helsing
Libretto: Katarina Gäddnäs
Dramaturgy: Ann-Sofie Bárány
Set design: Maria Antman (ÅL)
Costume design: Minna Palmqvist
Lighting design: Mari Agge
Make-up design: Daniela Krestelica
Choreography: Soledad Howe
Correpetitor: Patrik Komorowski

Performers: mezzosoprano Hillevi Berg Niska, actor Andrea Björkholm, soprano Lisa Fornhammar, mezzosoprano Ásgerður Júníusdóttir, alt Maria Johansson Josephsson and sopranos Therese Karlsson, Annika Sjölund and Frida Österberg.

Musicians: Laura Kokko, Marjaana Holva, Tiila Kangas, Juho Laitinen, Matti Kariluoto and Kim Jansson.

Production: Kulturföreningen Katrina

Performances & Tickets

1 h 20 min
1 performance
3.12.2016
Festive season
Almi hall
tickets
45 € / 41 € / 22 €
Performed in Swedish
Surtitles in Finnish
Suzanne Osten

Introduction to the work will be provided by film and theatre director Suzanne Osten in the Almi Hall foyer at 19:15.

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