composer — Sep 15 (Mon) 2008, 01:10 +0200

“Being Here” (or: “Welcome back, Mr. Chance”)

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 start composing another piece for voice and piano and I spend several weeks with my wonderful family. By the time of the “first reading” as the English call also the first gathering around an opera production (“first” is certainly no true!) around the first of August I planned to re-start my blog again. But…

Since then I’ve had serious problems with logging in to my blog account, but now, just about a “small week” before the premiere I finally succeeded (I really feel too awkward to tell you how), but… - Here I am again!
From now on I’ll try to tell you all about the last weeks efforts by the team in order to reach the first performance of “Death and the Maiden” – the opera!

Jonas F

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