Posts Tagged ‘Atalante’


september 17th, 2009

When I was still an opera student I had the privilege of working with Lars Johan Werle – a great composer and a lovely person!
At that time we worked with the chamber opera ”Hercules”, and one day after a performance he took me aside and handed me a score with the words:
I would really like you to perform this opera sometime!
What he gave me was the score for the opera ”Kvinnogräl”. I´ve had it in my library since then, and now – in 2009 – I’ll finally get the opportunity to perform it in Vara Concert Hall and in Atalante.

Thank you for the music Lars Johan!

Soloists Monica Danielson
Birgitta Rydholm
Director Iwar Bergkwist
Conductor    Marit Strindlund
Ensemble Jonas Olsson piano
Jonas Larsson percussion
Kristina Lindgård   cello
My Holmberg cello
Thomas Allen double bass

Produced by Levande Musik and Göteborgs Kammarmusikförening

”Music which has made a more profound impression to the audience than any other Swedish art music from that time.”   DN

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Pierrot Lunaire

januari 3rd, 2009
Pierrot Lunaire

Schönbergs Pierrot Lunaire is one of the pieces that I enjoy performing the most, and I´ve also sung it a lot of times.
The latest performance of it was in Atalante (one of my favourite theaters!) in January this year together with conductor Jerker Johansson with whom I´ve sung Pierrot on several occasions.
About 10 years ago we did an unforgettable tour of Norway with a quite challenging concert program where I first sang Boulez ”Le Marteau sans Maître” and then Pierrot Lunaire.
I was definitely younger then…

Next year I will not sing but direct Pierrot for Norrbotten NEO and the artist Sofia Jernberg. A new challenge which I’m really excited about!

Jerker Johansson conductor
Mattias Johansson violin/viola
Ann Elkjär Gustafsson      flute
Christian Berg cello
Joakim Kallhed piano
Ragnar Arnberg clarinet

”The eminent mezzo Monica Danielson has an impressive capacity to combine pertinence and dark undercurrents with poetic feeling. Very good!”   GP

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