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Calendar of Performances at Drottningholm Court Theatre August-September 2012

Pressmeddelande   •   Aug 22, 2012 19:16 CEST

The late summer program at Drottningholm Court Theatre offers a revival of "Monteverdi" with the Romeo & Julia Choir on August 25th. On September 5th a tribute concert is held honoring the American composer John Cage, featuring musicians like Anna von Hausswolff, Scanner, Hans Ek, Malin Bång, et al. On September 8th and 15th the historian and author Christopher O'Regan invites us to a magical evening of music, food, and stories from the Gustavian era. Pop singer and musician Anna Järvinen interprets Marie Antoinette on September 21st. Please find more information below. 



Revival on August 25th of "Monteverdi", one of Romeo & Juliet Choir's most beloved performances. An evocative family concert in dramatized form based on the music of Claudio Monteverdi.

Jealousy and intrigue are the ingredients in the in the story, that is inspired by a true story of a murder at the carnival in Mantua 1608.

The young beautiful singer Caterinuccia Martinelli was to perform at the Carnival in Mantua in Rinuccini's melodrama Arianna, with music by Monteverdi. Just before the premiere news were spread in Mantua that Martinelli suddenly had died, and rumors said that a rival had poisoned the young singer ...

Monteveridi is one of Romeo & Juliet Choir's most beloved performances.

Music: Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1687)
Concept and direction: Benoît Malmberg
Costume: Barbro Hellsing, Camilla Thulin and Royal Dramatic Theatre's costume ateliers

Participants: All the roles are played by members of the Romeo & Juliet Choir

The performance will be in Italian, with a prologue in Swedish.

August 25 at 14:00 Premiere
August 25 at 16:00
August 26 at 14:00
August 26 at 16:00
September 2 at 14:00
September 2 at 16:00
September 9 at 14:00
September 9 at 16:00

Tickets: 225 SEK for adults, 100 SEK for children and youth up to 26 years.

For more information:
Romeo & Juliet Choir website
Drottningholm Palace Theatre Program



A tribute concert to the prominent American composer and sound artist John Cage, who would have turned 100 years old on September 5.

Cage revolutionized music through his experimental approach to how music is composed and played, and he is today seen as one of the world's most influential composers. To celebrate John Cage's life and work Bonnier Konsthall, together with Drottningholm Court Theatre, has arranged a concert in the composer's spirit on his birthday September 5th. The concert is part of the gallery's large group exhibition focusing on art's encounter with the music "More Than Sound."

Starring: Malin Bang, Hans Ek and Modern Fantazias, Anna von Hausswolff, Carl Michael and Maria von Hausswolff with Michael Esposito, Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), Stina Ekblad, Anna, Eva and Maria Lindal, Love Derwinger.

Day and time: September 5th 2012, at 20:00.

Tickets: All seats 495 SEK. Booked through

For more information:
Bonniers Konsthall - More Than Sound
Drottningholm Palace Theatre Program



With the historian and 1700s connoisseur Christopher O'Regan as a guide, we go on a fascinating journey through the Gustavian era.

Music from the 1700s accompanies the stories and conveys a vivid picture of an exciting chapter in Swedish history. It will be a magical evening in the inspiring environment of the Drottningholm Court Theater - and an experience for all senses.

Concept and direction: Christopher O'Regan in collaboration with Saga Gärde.

Food and Drink: Déjeunersalongen's bar opens at 17.30. 18.00 a "Plat d'Esprit" with delicacies from the 1700's is served. The dinner costs 250 SEK and booked separately.

Tickets: 300 SEK, youth to 25 years, 250 SEK. The food - Plat d'Esprit - costs 250 SEK and booked in advance. Booking via

Please note: The performance is in Swedish.

Performance dates: September 8 and 15, at 19:00.

For more information:
Drottningholm Court Theatre Program



Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Järvinen interprets Marie Antoinette. 

Director Saga Gärde has created a show for Anna Järvinen and Drottningholm inspired by tableaux vivants, early musicals and Anna Järvinen's own emotional live performances, where Järvinen's songs are woven into the story of Marie Antoinette's final days. Libretto by artist Iris Smeds.

Libretto: Iris Smeds
Director: Saga Gärde
Music: Järvinen, Handel and Bellman
Musicians: Torbjörn Zetterberg, Fredrik Swahn, Stockholm Strings n'Horns.
Photo: Elisabeth Toll

Performance date: September 21, at 19.00

Please note: The performance is in Swedish.

Tickets: Adults SEK 355, youth up to 25 years, SEK 300. Booking via

For more information
Drottningholm Court Theatre Program

Drottningholm Court Theatre was built in 1766 at the request of Queen Lovisa Ulrika. The wooden stage machinery is operated by hand. About 30 stage sets have been preserved, all decorated with themes from 18th century repertoire. The first golden age of the theatre was initiated by King Gustaf III in 1777. Together with actors like Monvel, the composers Naumann and Kraus, the ballet master Gallodier and the architect Desprez Gustaf used Drottningholm to inject new life into Swedish theatre and opera. After the king's death in 1792,  the theatre was closed, but reopened in 1922. Today the yearly summer Opera Festival offers new productions of 17th and 18th century operas and attracts audiences from all over the world. In 1991 the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO designated the theatre as being of international cultural heritage significance.

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