The sold-out audience success Rossinis Askungen in the Royal Operaian musical fireworks – displayed on 51 cinemas from Ystad to Haparanda

By on January 26, 2018
Sören Vilks

Inspired by vaudeville, Charles Dickens and Tim Burton, the Royal Opera shows a colorful and romantic show where goodness triumphs. Rossinis opera Askungen, played for full salons and received brilliant reviews, will be shown on 3 February at 3 pm live at 51 cinemas – from Ystad to Haparanda – which is part of the People’s House and Parker’s cinema chain.

On the Royal Opera’s big stage stands three young singers in leading roles. Mezzosoprano Johanna Rudström has received brilliant reviews for the title role while debuting tenor star shot Ole Aleksander Bang sings Prince/Don Ramiro’s party. Like Dandini, Baroness Jens Persson hears his role “with pondus” (DN)

The story of the Askungen has fascinated us throughout the ages. In this version, it’s the cruel stepfather who controls, the good fairy has been replaced by a ragamuffin philosopher and a silver bracelet takes the place from the classic glass of glass.

Rossini’s Askungen premiered in Rome 1817 directed by the composer himself who predicted that the work would take over Europe. And he got right.

“Our cinderella scrub dirty floors in a society that has experienced profound social changes,” says director Lindy Hume. “The masterpieces of Rossini speak the transforming power of love, the one who makes dreams come true, as well as the triumph of goodness.”

The Royal Swedish Opera’s soloists, men choir and royal orchestra are led by young Swedish conductor Fredrik Burstedt.

Find cinemas and watch trailer here>>

Press Quotes:

“Treasury” – OPERNWELT
“A feel-good comedy in silent movie style, with sympathetic sensmoral and a young, convincing love couple at the center” – SVD
“Charming show without dead points” – EXPRESSEN
“Saga with bounce” – AFTONBLADET
“A human and unusually energetic Askungen” – DN

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music