Någon har jag sett / I Have Seen Someone
For soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor, baritone and chamber orchestra
Libretto by Marie Louise Ramnefalk
Someone I Have Seen is an opera in three acts for four solo singers, composed in 1987-88 at the request of the Vadstena Academy in Sweden. It was premiered in Vadstena in the summer of 1988 and in the following year performed at a music festival in Reykjavík. The opera is based on a poetic cycle by the Swedish poet Marie Louise Ramnefalk who also wrote the libretto. As is common in opera the theme is that of love and death, about Him and Her. He is dying, She nurses him and they have their last summer together. She is alone, her grief is great, winter cold and death pierce her and she struggles hard to reconcile herself with life´s inescapable law, death.
ITM 7-01 Karólína Eiríksdóttir - Portrait:
Ingegerd Nilsson, soprano, Dies Caniculares Festival Orchestra, dir. Per