the ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA
Listed as favourite cultural event by Sweden’s largest newspaper Dagens Nyheter in November 2021.
Kungliga Operan, Stockholm, Sweden
23 October – 22 November 2021
A dazzling extravaganza set in 18th century Stockholm
Station Illusion is an invitation to Stockholm in 1700, where a French travelling theatre company provides the entertainment. Stunning costumes, captivating music and spectacular escapades. Our guide is Tessin, the popular palace architect and a great patron of culture who did everything in his power to cheer up the glum Swedes through illusion and playfulness.
Family performance, suitable for children from 6 years old.
Performance length 60 min.
MUSIC – excerpts from Jean-Baptiste Lully’s L’Amour médecin and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Le Malade imaginaire
TEXT – Jean-Baptiste Molière and Isaac de Benserade, new Swedish translation by Anna Linden
CHOREOGRAPHY, STAGE DIRECTION, SET DESIGN – Karin Modigh
DRAMATURG – Marie Persson Hedenius
COSTUME, MASK – Weriem
LIGHT – Karl Svensson
MUSICAL DIRECTION – Peter Spissky
Tessin – Mathias Terwander Stintzing
Dansen/Colombine – Sabine Novel
Teatern/Den Kärlekskranke/Pulcinella – Leif Aruhn-Solén
Musiken/Kvacksalvaren/Den Gamla/Stadsvakt – Helgi Reynisson
Harlekin – Andrea Coppone
Violin – Peter Spissky, Tale Olsson
Viola – Ylva Lundén-Welden/Boel Hillerud
Cello – Mirjam Pfeiffer/Erik Wahlgren
Oboe/Traverso/Recorder – Petra Ambrosi
Theorbo/Lute – Jonas Nordberg/Marcus Strand
Harpsichord – Mariangiola Martello
Photos: Kungliga Operan / Markus Gårder
« Station Illusion is a pearl. A warm rarity that keeps the ten-years-olds riveted and finally makes them shout with joy. Fully understandable. »
« Luxurious and lush when theatre history comes to life. A vivid divertissement that playfully shows off baroque singing, dance and comedy from burlesque to elegance. »