It was not obvious for the Anne Sofie von Otter to participate in the program then Benny Fredrikssons Square was inaugurated in Stockholm's city center, 14 months after the death of her husband.
Anne Sofie von Otter thanked on the family's behalf to the city of Stockholm had seen to Benny Fredriksson scored a private square. She said that she was convinced that her husband had been proud.
" It feels very good to Bennys name is retained as a permanent part of Stockholm, a city that he loved so much. Our grandchildren Ivar that is a year and a half growing up in a time of social media and maybe he will think that it is good that there is a real place where he can feel proud of their grandfather and then avoid the use of social media and possibly read things that should no longer be there, " said von Otter.
to say it. Well, I will, " she said, and took the statement:
– When the Ivar is an adult, he should not need to see the Row headings and the articles. Aftonbladet should have the good taste to pick them off now, " said the singer and was greeted by strong applause from the approximately 200 people who gathered at the city last named the square outside the municipal theatre sceningång.Photo: Jonas Lindkvist
in the audience In the synthesis of the larger part of the Stockholm skådespelarelit: Yvonne Lombard, Helena Bergström, Philip Zandén, Peter Haber, Ann Petrén, Lena T Hansson, Albin Flinkas, Leif Andree, Jan Mybrand, Katarina Ewerlöf.
Anne Sofie von Otter told him how tremendously proud she was of husband's deed as president, parkteaterchef, director, ensemblechef, actor, extra, and, not least, rockvaktmästare. He began on his 16th birthday and spent 42 years of his life to the state theatre.
" this is a day that you are happy and proud to be with and at the same time, it is sad and emotional because he isn't there anymore. It feels very bittersweet to be standing here today. Benny had liked to see their name on the wall. He was very proud of his work, " says the opera singer when the DN to have a chat with her after the ceremony.
" No, I waited in the longest to decide. It was not certain that I would be able to, but I do it for Benny. He was so good at finding inputs how it felt. I have learned a lot from him.
in Addition to Anne Sofie von Otter spoke last kulturborgarrådet Madeleine Sjöstedt (L), who worked with Benny Fredriksson in 16 years. She stressed that the new square is not a place of sorrow but of inspiration from a unique man and a unique life's work. She said that it was impossible to defend themselves from Fredrikssons enthusiasm.
on Friday afternoon officiated his first namnskyltsinvigning, said in his speech that we in Stockholm are proud of our city Theatre, a flagship of Stockholm's cultural life.
– Benny Fredriksson appeared at the municipal theatre development. His memory will live on, said finansborgarrådet before she pulled at a piece of string and hey presto the synthesis of the sign to the spectators delight.
Benny Fredrikssons Square 5 is from now's official address.
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