Macbeth - Romeo & Julia Kören
A musical drama that initially evolved from working with Janequin’s epic piece La Guerre and some of 15th century composer Josquin Desprez’ profane songs. The scenic images that spring forth suggest a grim story: a story recognized and already written – William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. So the story is told once again, using fragments of Shakespeare’s original text and the suggestive music of Janequin and Desprez.
Born of the stage, the Romeo & Julia Kören honours a musical storytelling tradition. The ensemble sings and emotes, making performances a visual as well as musical experience. The result is a singular brand of vocal drama.
Soprano: Britta Ingmarsdotter - Witch, Frida Grundel – the Child, Johanna Tibblin – Lady Macbeth
Alto: Jenny Rosén Wedin – Witch, Malin Sternbrink – Lady Macduff, Mia Ternström – Witch
Tenor: Mathias Nordström – Nobleman, Stefan Boström – Actor playing Macbeth, Urban Wedin – Macbeth
Bass: Alfred Granberg – Porter, Magnus Ringström – Ghost/Duncan, Martin Karlsson – Actor playing Lady Macbeth
Lute: Pierre Nordahl - Jester
Language: All spoken text is in English, all songs are in French