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Fanny och Alexander

The magnus opus of the Swedish master film director Ingmar Bergman will come to life on the operatic stage in 2024! Besides being a grand chronicle of early 20th-century Sweden, Fanny och Alexander is first and foremost a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story about the idyllic childhood of the two title characters, which comes to an abrupt end after their father’s death. This new opera, composed by Mikael Karlsson to a libretto by Royce Vavrek, will be staged by Ivo van Hove and is supported by the film director’s heirs.  

Mikael Karlsson
Royce Vavrek
Ivo van Hove
Set and light design
Jan Versweyveld
Premiere: December 2024