Fri Jan 31 - Sat Feb 1 2014
Starting point

Witch Burning

With the Capital of Culture year as a starting point, NorrlandsOperan wants to strengthen and develop the collaboration with music collegues in surrounding counties. Through regional starting points we initiate and participate in the Opening Weekend.

In Västernorrland, Scenkonstbolaget inaugurates the year with an entire festival. Two productions will tour along the Botniabanan railroad to Umeå.

Witch Burning

During det stora oväsendet (”the great noise”) between 1668 and 1676 about 300 people in Sweden were accused for sorcery and executed.

With sorcery and witchcraft chanting as inspiration, Karin Rehnqvist has composed a music piece called Där korpen vitnar (“Where the Raven Whitens”) for the folk singer Ulrika Bodén and the Nordic Chamber Ensemble. A pillory, a tribunal and a stake covered with crucifixes set the stage.

Karin Rehnqvist is one of Sweden’s most famous composers and her music can be heard all over the world. Ulrika Bodén is one of the most prominent folk singers in Sweden.

Friday Jan 31 2014 00:00 - 23:59 Nordmaling
Saturday Feb 1 2014 14:00 - 16:00 NorrlandsOperan

Organizer: NorrlandsOperan
Part of a project: River Stories
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Erik Enström

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