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Hummelhonung – dense musical poetry

Work
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication
Finanstidningen
Journalist
Tobias Theorell
Published

“Composer Carl Unander-Scharin has heard Lindgren’s language perfectly and succeeded in reshaping it into hair-raising and completely congenial music. Scharin’s music is intelligent and singable; it is written by an active singer who knows how to make use of all the subtleties of the art of opera. His tonal world is deeply personal and every note carries meaning.

Hummelhonung – a masterpiece

Work
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication
Svenska Daglbladet
Journalist
Lars Hedblad
Published

“Hummelhonung, which has been handled with great feeling by everyone involved, is an opera which moves about in the deserts of human existence, an opera which nails the listener to the spot. Carl Unander-Scharin has created a masterpiece which with uncanny sensitivity agrees with the moods in Torgny Lindgren’s novel.”

High on honey

Work
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication
Aftonbladet
Journalist
Claes Wahlin
Published

“Here the music builds bridges across time and creates resonances which grow stronger after every time it is heard. Hummelhonung has become a densely woven opera, and like the original novel it is filled with symbols, references and secret knowledge – all presented with elegance, lightness and exactness.

Minimalistic cabinet-making

Work
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication
Dagens Nyheter
Journalist
Thomas Anderberg
Published

“Hummelhonung is also populated by people on the social margins, in this case so far out on the periphery that they have not previously been seen on an opera stage.
“For this is musical drama which is closer to theatre than to opera, and the concept of ‘anti-opera’ lies close at hand. It demands special talents from those involved.