Björninn | The Bear
an Opera by William Walton
The theatrical performance group Sómi þjóðar (Honorary Nation) and a few young Icelandic musicians collaborate in exploring a new territory in the low culture opera The Bear by William Walton. They enter an exciting and new dialogue with the operatic form in an unconventional way, when opera meets contemporary theatre at the local pub Players in Kópavogur.
This chamber opera (approx. 50 min.) will premiere on the 16th of August in Kópavogur, as part of Cycle Music and Art Festival. The Bear team members are Tryggvi Gunnarsson, director, Hugi Jónsson (baritone) as Smirnov, Guja Sandholt (mezzo-soprano) as Popova and Pétur Oddbergur Heimisson (bass-baritone) as Luka. Music direction is in the hands of pianist Matthildur Anna Gisladóttir.
Please note tickets will be sold separately for the opera The Bear | Vinsamlegast athugið að miðar verða seldir sér á óperuna Björninn