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Playful at the Royal Opera

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Eskilstuna Kuriren
Journalist: 
Torsten Braf
Published: 
11 Dec 2006

It has definitely been as playful at the Royal Swedish Opera before this – but surely there has rarely been seen so many happy and pleasant police officers. And never such well-dressed ones.

Loranga, Masaring och Dartanjang, Royal Swedish Opera, 12/9/06

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
OPERA NOW, web edition, vol 71 , no.9
Journalist: 
Ingrid Gäfvert
Published: 
1 Mar 2007

With his new children's opera, Loranga, Masaring och Dartanjang, at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, composer (and tenor) Carl Unander-Scharin showed a young audience the importance of art as a forum where boundaries can be stretched. Swedish author Barbro Lindgren created the libretto for the opera, based on some of her own popular books for children written in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Premiere of “Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang”

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Kulturnytt P1, Swedish radio
Journalist: 
Per Feltzin
Published: 
11 Dec 2006

This is a performance filled with pranks and nonsense, completely in line with the two almost anarchistic books. It is as if the two (C-)Karls have really found each other. What one of them has written in the music, the other has reinforced and played with, and this means that the distance between the stage, orchestra pit and concert hall is dissolved many, many times.

The music is the most enjoyable part

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Göteborgsposten
Journalist: 
Lis Hellström-Svenningson
Published: 
27 Dec 2006

The music is the most enjoyable part of the Royal Swedish Opera’s family opera, “Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang”.

Why should they sing?

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Expressen
Journalist: 
Lars Sjöberg
Published: 
10 Dec 2006

The audience at the premiere seems to have been well read, and the pleasure of recognition spread and was contagious. The most clear-spoken performers had also been chosen, in the knowledge that the first complaint of an audience that includes lots of children is that one can’t make out the words.

Elegant but tamed trio

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Svenska Dagbladet
Journalist: 
Karin Helander
Published: 
11 Dec 2006

Barbro Lindgren’s classic children’s book “Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang”, which has previously been turned into both a play and an animated film, is the basis of this operatic creation with music by Carl Unander-Scharin.

Children’s opera that challenges the world of adults

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Ljusnan
Journalist: 
Mats Myrstener
Published: 
20 Dec 2006

Carl Unander-Scharin’s children’s opera “Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang”, based on Barbro Lindgren’s books, is a successful combination of absurd 1970s theatre, a musical, and a traditional opera, in which the boundaries have been erased and adapted to an audience of children.

Young opera audience likes the small touches

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Östgöta-Correspondenten
Journalist: 
Gunnel Bergström
Published: 
12 Dec 2006

In the second act Gustav becomes deeply enamoured of the parrot and they experience a happy ending. It strikes me that opera people, who are used to writing and performing for adults, believe that children need to constantly receive new impressions.

Singing Loranga amuses children

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Nerikes Allehanda
Journalist: 
Helene Egnell
Published: 
13 Dec 2006

(…) To be on the safe side I had brought with me an expert commentator, Henrik, age 8. However, his comments were extremely brief. Everything was good. Nothing was boring.

Lively spirits with Loranga

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Södermanlands Nyheter
Journalist: 
Fride Jansson
Published: 
11 Dec 2006

(…) The imagination is thus unlimited. Childish and adult alternate. A giraffe eats songs, and a barn is full of tigers. There are no moral lectures here, so “he who takes, he has.” But the thieves are still goodhearted. In my view the best bits were the music, songs and acting.

A woofing Dartanjang takes the cake

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Dagens Nyheter
Journalist: 
Martin Nyström
Published: 
11 Dec 2006

(…) The performance works best when the Royal Swedish Opera takes a break from itself and plays at presenting an interactive happening with the audience. Then Ketil Hugaas’ splendid Dartanjang emerges as the audience favourite, with his genuine lack of a fixed identity.

Lekfullt på Kungliga operan

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Eskilstuna-Kuriren
Journalist: 
Torsten Braf
Published: 
11 Dec 2006

Det har säkert varit lika lekfullt på Kungliga operan tidigare. Men jag tror sällan att det skådats så många glada och trevliga poliser. Och aldrig så välklädda.

Premiär för Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
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Journalist: 
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Published: 
22 Dec 2008

Det är en föreställning full med spratt och tokerier, helt i enlighet med de två närmast anarkistiska böckerna. Det tycks som om de två karlarna verkligen har funnit varandra. Det som den ene skrivit in i musiken har den andre förstärkt och busat till, och det betyder att avståndet mellan scen, orkesterdike och salong många, många gånger upphävs.

Musiken är roligast i Kungliga Operans familjeopera Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang.

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Göteborgsposten
Journalist: 
Lis Hellström Svenningsson
Published: 
27 Dec 2006

Musiken är roligast i Kungiga Operans familjeopera Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang.

Barnopera som utmanar vuxenvärlden

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
Ljusnan
Journalist: 
Mats Myrstener
Published: 
20 Dec 2006

Carl Unander-Scharins barnopera Loranga, Masarin och Datanjang, efter Barbro Lindgrens böcker, har blivit en lyckad blandning av absurd sjuttiotalsteater, musikal och finopera, där gränserna suddats ut och anpassats till barnpubliken.

Unga operabesökare gillar det lilla

Work: 
Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang (2006)
Publication: 
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Journalist: 
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Published: 
22 Dec 2008

(…) Musiken laddar scenerna på ett roligt sätt och alla de kända figurerna är trivsamt mysiga men otydliga. De pratar om mycket som man aldrig ser eller befinner sig så långt bak att det inte går att se. Tigrarna är varken hungriga eller farliga utan dansanta djur som gillar att sjunga. Och vad gör egentligen giraffen i sammanhanget?