One of the experienced opera creators who will be with us at Operastroming #1 is the dramatist, librettist and author Kerstin Perski . She has in the last fifteen years worked extensively with music drama and written several opera-libretti. Her most notable operatic works to date are librettos for Hans Gefors’s “Cry wolf” (a german version was premiered in Lübeck in 2002 under the name “Der Wolf kommt”), Paula af Malmborg Ward’s “Operation Love” and “The scar” (The latter, based freely on the story ”The heart of a dog” by Michail Bulgakov), Karin Rehnqvist’s “The beauty school – a horror opera from the age of 10” , which has been staged in Scandinavia and by several German houses (Mannheim opera in 2003, Braunschweig in 2005, Hannover 2012). In 2007, the Jyske Opera’s production of “Confessions” (composer: Niels Marthinsen/ librettist: Kerstin Perski), received the prestigious Danish Reumert price for opera of the year. Among Karin Perski’s upcoming work is the libretto for “Wave of fire”, a new opera by composer Karin Rehnqvist, commissioned by the Royal Opera in Stockholm, a libretto based on Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1946 film “Notorious!”, for composer Hans Gefors (the opera will have its world premiere at the Gothenburg opera in 2015), as well as a libretto for the Vadstena Academy with the working title “The Son of Heaven”.
Kerstin has a lot on her mind when it comes to libretto writing, collaborations with composers and the intricacies of the creative process. We look especially forward to her contribution on April 18th!