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Amusing Lysistrate in a suburban setting

Work: 
Lysistrate (1998)
Publication: 
Dagens Nyheter
Journalist: 
Thomas Anderberg
Published: 
9 Jun 1998

“Unander-Scharin’s music – taken good care of by Jonas Dominique and a handful of musicians from Stockholm’s New Chamber Orchestra – is austere and based on small cells which are repeated with increasing intensity.

Ingenious and well-rounded Lysistrate

Work: 
Lysistrate (1998)
Publication: 
Svenska Dagbladet
Journalist: 
Karin Helander
Published: 
8 Jun 1998

“The music is theatrically effective and flows through ten distinct scenes and two intermezzos of fleeting references to styles and genres ranging from lofty polyphonic hymns and musical expressionism like Alban Berg’s Wozzeck to musicals and popular music. There are also achingly beautiful moments in short arias or dense tones that hover in the sound space.

Spice opera

Work: 
Lysistrate (1998)
Publication: 
Aftonbladet
Journalist: 
Claes Wahlin
Published: 
10 Jun 1998

“Opera power, with or without a raised fist, is what it’s about.”
 

Uncensored battle of the sexes

Work: 
Lysistrate (1998)
Publication: 
Göteborgsposten
Journalist: 
Per-Anders Hellqvist
Published: 
8 Jun 1998

“It can never be a disadvantage that an opera composer knows how a vocal part should be written in order to bring out all the nuances of a well-schooled voice.