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Skivrecension: björk's Vespertine was probably destined to become the opera

When Björk toured with their innovative album ”Vespertine” 2001 was one of the defense contract management agency The Royal Opera House in London. A most unusual scene for a pop star at the time. So when the national theatre Mannheim 2018 made ”Vespertine” to the opera perhaps it was that it was designed for it from the outset. Clearly björk's mikromyllrande music has something in itself as to bear away the outside of all the borders.

that is now current with its symphonic Birch-projects, this German tonsättarteam successfully translated the electronic sounden to the orchestra. And given harporna, celestan and the choirs so much space that it sometimes sounds like Ravel. Then you have distributed björk's voice to the two almost identical-sounding sopranos. Doppelgangers who inhabit the ”hidden place” where the opera is set.

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Read more music reviews by Martin Nyström, for example, how Andris Nelsons identify with the young Shostakovich.

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