Love and the courtesan


Music theatre production

Operabyrån

Creation at Vadstena-Akademien in 2013
Performed on tour in Sweden in 2014 and 2015

A poetic and colourful music theatre production by Operabyrån in collaboration with Vadstena Academy, inspired by the music, lyrics, and fate of Barbara Strozzi, but also by female artists throughout history who have been degraded and forgotten.

Composers Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda, and Dario Castello
Manuscript Sigrid Herrault

Christina Larsson Malmberg – soprano
Catalina Langborn – baroque violin
Karin Modigh – baroque dance/choreography
Jonas Nordberg – theorbo
Bente Rolandsdotter – costume designer and scenographer
Nils Spangenberg and Helena Röhr – stage direction consultants
Photographer: Carl Thorborg

Production: Operabyrån in collaboration with Vadstena Academy, funding by Statens Musikverk.

dancer | performer | choreographer | stage director | teacher | creator