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Nordic Chamber Opera
NORDIC CHAMBER OPERA was founded 1980 by Inger Wikström, swedish conductor, composer and pianist. The singers are young opera stars with great experience and the orchestra is Nordic Chamber Orchestra,- musicians from the Royal Opera in Stockholm.
Nordic Chamber Opera played for the first time at Confidencen, Ulriksdal Castle Theatre 1980, where they performed Händel´s Alcina. After that the company has played many summers at Confidencen and a.o. performed following operas. Bellini´s La Sonnambula, Haydn´s Il mondo della luna, Rossini´s La Cenerentola, Donizetti´s Don Pasquale, Wikström´s The outlaw and La mère coupable, and Mozart´s La finta semplice, The magic flute, Figaro´s marriage, Cosi van tutte, and Don Giovanni. All these performances have been very successful and popular, and the unique atmosphere at Confidencen is no doubt part of the success.
Nordic Chamber Opera also go on tour all over Sweden with short versions of the classic operas, playing for schools. The company also presents operas written for children such as
Aladdin, Peter Pan and Junker Nils based on a story by Astrid Lindgren. The Nightingale, built on H C Andersens fairytale and with music by Inger Wikström was played at the Royal Opera in Stockholm and it was also performed in Germany.
The worldpremière of The Confession of a fool, with music by Inger Wikström and text by August Strindberg, took place in the Vasa Theatre in collaboration with the Royal Opera in Stockholm 2002. It was also performed in Paris in Cité Internationale des Arts 2006.