Henrik Hellstenius: Sera – BIT20 Ensemble

HENRIK HELLSTENIUS: Seramore… (Opera

Toril Carlsen, soprano · Anne-Lise Berntsen, mezzo-soprano · Jerker Dahlin, tenor · Ketil Hugaas, bass · Nordic Voices · Pierre-André Valade, conductor · BIT20 Ensemble

The struggle for the existence of sound in a world that is constantly flooded with sound is at heart a struggle for man´s free will, and the theme in this funny and exciting opera written by the brothers Henrik and Axel Hellstenius.

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The Great Silence

This funny and exciting opera has a complex issue as a foundational theme. The struggle for the existence of sound in a world that is constantly flooded with sound is at heart a struggle for man´s free will. The possibility to create something beautiful makes room for the possibility to create something horrible. It is in the nature of creation.

Sera is written by the brothers Henrik (music) and Axel Hellstenius (libretto). Since its premiere in 1999 during Oslo Ultima Festival, in Opera West´s fantastic staging with direction by Morten Cranner and scenography/costumes by Nils Olav Nøe, the opera has enjoyed excited attention and discussions. It is the original cast which is featured on this recording.

Release date: 29.03.2001

EAN: 7044581350249

Cat.No.: ACD5024

Priskategori: CD