LEAVES – a new opera

May 12, 2015 by Rasmus

In the last year and a half we’ve been busy with our new band Liima, with The Lake Radio and the new festival By The Lake. Along with these new endeavours, we’ve also been working on something special as Efterklang.

We are very happy to introduce a new opera: LEAVES - the colour of falling. We have co-composed the opera together with Karsten Fundal and we will be on stage, as Efterklang, for all 14 performances this Summer in Copenhagen.

Because of the unusual location (an abandoned Cold War bunker) and nature of the opera only 60 tickets are sold per performance. Tickets are available here.

You can read a longer presentation of LEAVES and the great team behind it below.

LEAVES is a genre-crossing operatic production that will take place underground in a huge Cold War-era bunker beneath Copenhagen’s municipal hospital. Once used as a subterranean emergency hospital but long since abandoned, the audience will be led through the labyrinthine corridors that have been closed to the public for decades.

The eleven songs comprising LEAVES will be performed daily by Efterklang plus eight classically-trained musicians. The five vocalists will be Katinka Fogh VIndelev (soprano, We Like We), Lisbeth Balslev (soprano), Casper Clausen (Efterklang), Nicolai Elsberg (bass, Spillemændene) and Morten Grove Frandsen (countertenor).

Commissioned for the Copenhagen Opera Festival, the gala performance of LEAVES will be on July 26th, with a further 13 shows until August 8th. Each performance will be limited to sixty tickets.

LEAVES is composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang and directed by Christian Lollike from the theatre Sort/Hvid who are producing the opera in collaboration with Copenhagen Opera Festival.

English lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen and set design by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz.

More info.


Photo of Efterklang by Bjørn Giesenbauer

Posted in Efterklang, Leaves


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