Romeo & Julia Chori pay attention to Bergman with Trämålning

By on March 21, 2018

Ingmar Bergman’s play from 1954, which later became the foundation for “Det sjunde inseglet”, is given in Romeo and Julia Choir’s own interpretation where music and text are merged together. Under the direction of Benoît Malmberg.

Trämålning takes place in a medieval no-man’s-land where the paintings characters walks towards an unknown fate. Knight Antonius Block and his squire Jöns have walked home from the holy land and on the way they meet different characters and take part in their destiny. But where are they actually?

Love is another word for lust plus lust plus lust plus a damned off mass of fraud, falsity, lies and general trickery. (Jöns, ur Trämålning)

Ingmar Bergman wrote Trämålning in 1954 inspired by a medieval church picture and the play later became the foundation of the film Det sjunde inseglet. Romeo & Julia Choir’s set of Trämålning consists of two parts – the play and a medieval concert part that acts as a musical entry to the history. In the direction of Benoît Malmberg, music and text melt into atmospheric tableaus with a Bergmanskt shimmer over it.

Trämålning, April 25 and May 4, Dramaten Målarsalen.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm