composer

Torstensson, Klas

The composer Klas Torstensson has lived and worked most of his adult life in the Netherlands, but his music crosses borders – in all respects. Despite the abstract nature of ...

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Expeditionen : Opera in 2 acts with a prologue, an intermezzo and an epilogue / Klas Torstensson

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1999
Publisher's number: 09138
Genre: Opera, musical theatre
Subgenre: Opera
Scoring: sopr ten bar bas-bar 3343 2sax 4332 timp 5perc hp g-b acc pf 2synth str
Remarks: Voor bariton, tenor, basbariton, sopraan, orkest en electronica. - Zweedse tekst van de componist. - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Jaar van comp.: 1999. - Cop. 1998 & 1999. - Tijdsduur: ca. 140'
Duration: 140'00"
Year of composition: 1999
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Torstensson, Klas (librettist)
Description:
The Expedition tells the true story of three Swedish scientists who wanted to map the Arctic region by air balloon in 1897, but who made a forced landing only three days after their departure, finding their graves on a desert island in the Arctic Ocean after some harsh months, their last camp (corpses, drift-wood, sledges torn apart by ice-bears, rolls of film, rusty supplies, diaries...) only being discovered by sheer accident in 1930.

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