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Victorian horrors in the Elephant Man

Work
The Elephant Man (2010-2012)
Publication
Aftonbladet
Journalist
Loretto Linusson
Published
”Hakan Starkenberg gives a very vivid performance using his whole body - his face grimaces in frustra- tion as he tries to make himself understood...” ”The era is beautifully captured throughout the opera in both refe- rences to contemporary medical science and in the music hall genre.

More than just scary

Work
The Elephant Man (2010-2012)
Publication
DN
Journalist
Johanna Paulsson
Published
”NorrlandsOperan’s commissioned ’The Elephant Man’ stems from some kind of timelessness: the idea of inner and outer beauty, goodness and evil, Dr.

Fascinating extremes

Work
The Elephant Man (2010-2012)
Publication
Svenska Dagbladet
Journalist
Bo Löfvendahl
Published
”As a Hollywood action movie it all comes down to a male duel and the magnificent choir finale is a truly heartbreaking prayer for a more peaceful world.”

Evangelistens parti glödde så det brändes

Work
Carl Unander Scharin Tenor
Participants
Engelbrektskyrkan
Engelbrekts motettkör & Gustaf Sjökvists kammarkör. Medlemmar ur Radiosymfonikerna & Drottningholms barockensemble. Dirigent: Bengt Eklund Solister: Carl Unander-Scharin, Karl Magnus Fredriksson, Elin Rombo, Maria Sanner, Jonas Degerfelt, Lars Arvidson
Publication
Svenska Dagbladet
Journalist
Carl-Gunnar Åhlén
Published

Evangelistens parti glödde så att det brändes

The King of Fools is more than a chamber opera. It's part of the clinical record of a leap forward in mental-health care

Work
CD King of Fools - Tokfursten (1999)
Publication
Opera News, The Metropolitan Opera Guild
Journalist
John W. Freeman
Published

The King of Fools is more than a chamber opera. It's part of the clinical record of a leap forward in mental-health care, a patient's-eye view starting when Elgard Jonsson, after a traumatic childhood and a schizophrenic crisis at age sixteen, entered a mental hospital in the summer of 1967.

Dark Side of The Earth

Work
CD King of Fools - Tokfursten (1999)
Publication
Grammophone
Journalist
David Fanning
Published

"Curiously inspiring, however, is Carl Unander-Scharin´s "Tokfursten", a fearless examination of Schizophrenia, couched in a musical language, at once wide-ranging yet tautly disciplined."

Ihre szenen (Anna Larsson) mit Persson gestalten sich

Work
King of Fools (staged 1996+1998)
Publication
L´Orpheus, Berlin
Published

Ihre szenen (Anna Larsson) mit Persson gestalten sich  - nicht zuletzt durch die suggestive Eindringlichkeit beider Sängerdarsteller in ihrer Partnerbeziehung - zu den berühresten Momenten des Werkes, das beim Publikum sichtliche Spuren den Erschütterung hinterliess und dessen mit Standing ovations gefeierte Interpretation zu den Höhepunkten der über 30 jährig

"La partitura dell´opera e stata scritta

Work
King of Fools (staged 1996+1998)
Publication
L´Opera, Milano
Published

"La partitura dell´opera e stata scritta da un giovane compositore, Carl Unander-Scharin, ed e un lavoro sostanzialmente riuscito, che illustra con finezza e compassione le alluscinazione schizofreniche ma anche i momenti meno terribili nella situazione angoscioso e tremenda dell Principe Pazzo"