Ingenious and well-rounded Lysistrate

Work
Lysistrate (1998)
Publication
Svenska Dagbladet
Journalist
Karin Helander
Published

“The music is theatrically effective and flows through ten distinct scenes and two intermezzos of fleeting references to styles and genres ranging from lofty polyphonic hymns and musical expressionism like Alban Berg’s Wozzeck to musicals and popular music. There are also achingly beautiful moments in short arias or dense tones that hover in the sound space. This is something as unusual as a contemporary Swedish opera buffa: a humorous, entertaining and ingeniously constructed comic opera.”