Saturday, June 20, 2009

Aniara


Opera by Karl-Birger Blomdahl, a Swedish composer; libretto by Lindegren based on the poem by Harry Martinson; premiered in 1959.
The plot is: Controlled by the computer Mima, the space ship Aniara leaves the poisoned earth heading to Mars. The opera deals with the relationship between the individual and the group through time.

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