Hilma – an Opera about Hidden Art

Mette af Klint and Fredrik af Klint sing in the opera about Hilma af Klint
Photo : Ewa Malmsten-Nordell

World Premiere!

The opera ”HILMA – an Opera about Hidden Art” combines tones and timbres with the colours and shapes of Swedish abstract artist Hilma af Klint, and her unique body of spiritualistic work. Experience scenes of Hilma af Klint’s life with projections of her paintings creating an illusion of coming from thin air. Music by Benjamin Staern, directed by Mira Bartov.

This chamber opera, paints crucial scenes of Hilma af Klint’s life with projections of her paintings creating an illusion of coming from thin air. Mette af Klint plays the enigmatic Hilma af Klint, while anthroposoph Rudolf Steiner is portrayed by Fredrik af Klint, a close relative of the artist.

Place: Moderna Museet, Auditorium
Language: English. An introduction to Hilma af Klint’s work and to the opera will be given in Swedish.
Price: 240/180 SEK
Tickets :  www.ticketmaster.se

Participants:
Hilma af Klint: Mette af Klint
Rudolf Steiner, Erik af Klint: Fredrik af Klint
Piano: Stefan Lindgren
Violin: Victoria Stjerna
Violoncell: Andreas Lavotha

Idea and production management: Mette af Klint
Music: Benjamin Staern
Libretto: Mira Bartov
Direction: Mira Bartov
Musical direction: Stefan Lindgren
Light design and projections: Fredrik Glanhs
Costume: Ulrika Lilliehöök Larsson
Graphic design: Siw Lövkvist
Photo: Ewa Malmsten-Nordell
Production assistant: Kristina Lilliehöök

The Opera is a collaboration between: Statens Kulturråd, Musikverket, Stockholms stad, Konstnärsnämnden, Moderna Museet, Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints verk, Af Klint Produktion, Fantastikerna and Funktionell Form.

The opera is produced by AF KLINT PRODUKTION based on an idea by Mette af Klint.

More info here : https://www.modernamuseet.se/stockholm/sv/aktiviteter/opera-hilma-af-klint/