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João MacDowell…a new thinker in the genre. (Dagens Nyheter)

The Seventh Seal

Det sjunde inseglet

opera by João MacDowell text by Ingmar Bergman
Vocal Score Concert premiere – Stockholm August/September 2018

Hosted By the Bergman Festival 2018
IBOC & FSBK
Dramaten & Moderna museet

International press coverage:

 “A new thinker in the genre.”
(en nytänkare inom genren)

Dagens Nyheter
Stockholm, August 30th 2018.

 

 

The New York Times

Sunday September 9th 2018
Within larger article about the Bergman festival, journalist Elizabeth Vincentelli makes
two mentions of the new opera by João MacDowell.

The Stockholm concert premiere of the vocal score of The Seventh Seal opera by João MacDowell and Ingmar Bergman was presented as part of the Bergman Festival 2018, an IBOC production presented by Dramaten & Moderna museet, in tribute to the Centennial of the Swedish author and director.

In the online version of The New York Times you can also find a link to
a youtube video from the NY concert performance of the piece.

The New York Times, Sunday. September 9th 2018.

G1 – Globo.com

The most important Brazilian news outlet comments on the historical importance of a Latin American composer premiering an opera based out of the most iconic text by Ingmar Bergman.

The Seventh Seal, an opera by Brazilian composer João MacDowell is a product of cross-cultural collaboration, sung in Swedish.
It had its vocal score premiere in the Stockholm’s Modern Art Museum (Moderna museet) as part of the Bergman Festival 2018, in celebration of the centennial of the author and director, with a full Swedish cast and conducted by the composer.

 

G1 – Globo.com Brasileiro transforma O Sétimo Selo de Ingmar Bergman em ópera.

 

RFI – Radio France International

Also comments on the historical aspect of this adaptation.

 

RFI – Radio France International

 


Local Swedish Newspapers such as Dagens Nyheter:

 “A new thinker in the genre.”

(en nytänkare inom genren)

Johanna Paulsson – Dagens Nyheter

Stockholm, August 30th 2018.

photo by Athena Azevedo

 

And Svenska Dagbladet:

 

 

 

 

 

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