Lysistrate / Lysistrata

Comic opera in one act written between 1997 and 1998

Music by Carl Unander-Scharin
Libretto by Magnus Carlbring
Based on Aristofanes

First performance June 6, 1998 at the Folkoperan Stockholm.
Commissioned by The University College of Opera in Stockholm.
Music published by Gehrmans Muskförlag (

Lysistrata was performed in Oslo by the Norwegian Opera Academy April 17, 20, 21, 2002.

Macho´s aria from Lysistrate is included in the tenor-album "Svenska opera-arior 1879-2004" published by Edition Sveciae. This aria, and more from Lysistrate can be found here: 

Audio Samples (from the first staging in Stockholm):


Lizz (S): Miriam Treichl, My (S): Lotta Lindqvist, Luma (S): AnnMarie Backlund, Irene (S): Madelaine Wibom, Alfa (A): Tuula Paavola, Kleo (Mz): Tove Nilsson, Macho (T): Jesper Kemi, Biceps/ Chico (T): Niklas Björling-Rygert, Triceps/Zeppo (Bar): Jesper Taube, Fallos (Bass): Jens Malmqvist.




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