sova vaken - riksteatern / kungliga operan

opera for children

Participating: Jessica Elevant, Ulrika Skarby
Recorded music by kungliga hovkapellet and Kungliga Operans kör. Conductor David Björkman
Artistic team
Music: Daniel Nelson
Text: Irena Kraus
Direction: Gustav Englund
Scenografy & costumes: Johanna Mårtensson

Publisher music: Edtion Skellton
Publisher text: Colombine teaterförlag

Thanks to Wallenius Lines


Sova vaken – a small opera about big emotions for children from 6 years of age.
Language: Swedish

When/where: Saturday, 22 October, 14.00 at Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts
Tickets: Ticket release on 1 September 10.00!

Gun’s mom and dad are constantly arguing and getting divorced. Gun feels lonely. Then her cat Majs suddenly starts talking to her. A new friendship begins, a relationship that becomes increasingly important in Gun’s insecure existence. But who is it that wakes her up when she goes to sleep?

A grand opera performance in a small format, with orchestral music that sounds like a cross between Tchaikovsky and Tom & Jerry. A musical experience with a story that everyone can relate to – to be afraid of the unknown and to find comfort where you least expect it.

On stage we get to see Jessica Elevant and Ulrika Skarby who portray Gun and her cat Majs. The roles of mother and father are pre-recorded and performed by a female and a male choir, respectively. To this is added the pre-recorded symphony orchestra, which with all its instruments creates a powerful feeling.

Riksteatern in collaboration with the Royal Opera – Unga på Operan.

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