In the spring of 2009 I got a phone call from Petter Sundkvist, conductor and artistic leader of Norrbotten Neo. First of all he asked me if I would like to sing ”Infinito Nero” there in a production autumn 2010. Of course I did! I few weeks after that he called me again and told me they had decided to give it as a double bill with ”Pierrot Lunaire”, and since I knew both pieces so well – would I like to direct them? To my own big surprise I heard myself say that I would love to do that….
I did regret that several times through the year of preparation, but thanks to the lovely and brave artist Sofia Jernberg who performed Pierrot, and the briljant designer Svante Grogarn, beautiful work by costume designer Ina G Andersson, Petter and the fantastic Neo and all support from Tomas Isacsson and Piteå Chamber Opera we made a performance to be really proud of!
Soloists: Sofia Jernberg and Monica Danielson Conductor: Petter Sundkvist Orchestra: Norrbotten Neo Set and light designer: Svante Grogarn Costume: Ina G Andersson Director: Monica Danielson Translation: Monica Danielson Production: Piteå Chamber Opera
Premiere in Piteå 16/10 2010
Review from Svenska Dagbladet (swedish only).
Review from Opera (swedish only).