The Songbook of the Baron in the Trees
A chamber opera by composer Ivo Nilsson inspired by the book The Baron in the Trees by the Italian author Italo Calvino. This opera is a commission by the ensemble Lipparella who specialize in contemporary music written for baroque instruments. In this performance the ensemble is joined by the actor Kirsti Thorhaug who, in dialogue with the counter tenor Michael Bellini, tells the story about the young boy who climbs up into the trees from where he observes the world, philosophizes and lives his whole life.
Performed at Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm.
|Michael Bellini||counter tenor|
|Peter Söderberg||lute, theorbo and oud|
|Louise Agnani||viola da gamba|
|Libretti||Magnus Jacobsson and Johan Petri|
|Dramaturge||Tora von Platen|
|Set design||Niklas Billström|
|Costume design||Filippa Hanzon|
|Film projections||Wolfgang Lehman|
Produced by Alice Collective for Sound&Stage Art in collaboration with Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm.
Documentation of the performance and further information at: www.alicekollektiv.nu