Yesterday was the magical evening of the “final dress rehearsal” (an occasion named “general rehearsal” in practically all other languages apart from the English!) Sounded good, sung and played marvelously and acted with extreme intense by all involved. Great tension, fantastic concentration and at the same time with those “teensy-weensy” mistakes and misunderstandings that promise [...]
The last night in Stockholm before I leave for the premiere in Malmö…
I’ve seen so many gifted and talented people working with Ariel’s and my œvre during these last weeks. I’ve seen three wonderful soloists, dramatic soprano Erika (Paulina), baritone Fredrik (Gerardo) and lyric tenor Joseph (Miranda), whom all have transformed my wooden tones and [...]
Quoting and making a travesty on the well known Peter Seller’s 1979 movie title (both in English and in Swedish) is my way of telling a my story of the last four-and-a-half months.
After finishing this opera by the end of April, I took a loooooong vacation. I went to Paris in June, in order to [...]