April 16, 2019 - New York, NY - HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint
U.S. premiere of a chamber opera about Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, inspired by her unique body of spiritual works. Directed by librettist Mira Bartov, HILMA highlights pivotal moments from af Klint’s life, and features costumes by Ulrika Lilliehöök and a set designed by Fredrik Glahns. The cast includes Mette af Klint as the enigmatic Hilma; Fredrik af Klint, a relative of the artist, as Rudolf Steiner; and Alma Adolfsson, in a prerecorded performance, as Hilma’s little sister, Hermina. Composer Benjamin Staern connects tones and timbres with the colors and shapes of af Klint’s abstract works. Pianist Stefan Lindgren, violinist Victoria Stjerna, and cellist Andreas Lavotha provide accompaniment.
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