Helena Munktell stands out as one of the foremost Swedish female composers, and an increasing number of people are discovering the richness in her works! © Christina Tobeck, 2021
The libretto to this one-act opera, which takes place in an artist’s studio in 15th-century Florence, was said to have been written by Daniel Fallström, a popular writer and journalist at the time.
A first performance is always a great occurrence, and the opera genre was the most artistically prestigious. In addition: this was the first opera written by a Swedish female composer, now to be performed in the ancient Gustavian opera building.
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is noted worldwide as one of Europe’s most versatile orchestras. The orchestra’s high-quality music making as well as its collaborations with internationally renowned composers, conductors and soloists have been rewarded with numerous prizes and accolades.
For more than 90 years, Radiokören [the Swedish Radio Choir] has contributed to the development of the Swedish a cappella tradition.
Tobias Ringborg is equally at home on the rostrum as a conductor and violinist, as well as in the opera house. His career started in 1994 when he, as a violinist, won the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize. The same year he graduated with the highest honours from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York, graduating in 1996.
He is an active advocate of Swedish music, and his discography includes about 20 CD’s with chamber music and violin concertos, mostly by Swedish composers.