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Brothers - The Opera

A new opera by Daníel Bjarnason

  • 9. Jun 2018 » 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa 5.900 - 15.900 ISK
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  • Singers

    Jacques Imbrailo
    Marie Arnet
    Selma Buch Ørum Villumsen
    Elmar Gilbertsson
    Þóra Einarsdóttir
    James Laing
    Jakob Zethner
    Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir
    Oddur Arnþór Jónsson

  • Composer and conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Libretto

    Kerstin Perski

  • Director

    Kasper Holten

The Icelandic Opera will be performing the opera Brothers by the Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason based on Susanne Bier’s film Brothers at the Reykjavík's Arts Festival in June 2018. The opera was world-premiered in the Concert Hall Aarhus in August 2017  –  in connection with European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 and the production in Iceland will be the same as in Aarhus. Brothers will be directed by Kasper Holten, and Steffen Aarfing is the stage designer. The libretto is written by Kerstin Perski.

The film Brothers is a story of two brothers and a love triangle. Michael has a successful career in the army, a beautiful wife and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik is a drifter living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent on a UN mission to Afghanistan and returns after a traumatic imprisonment, the balance between the two brothers is changed forever.

The opera is performed in English.