Creating a new opera is a complex process that requires a myriad of factors to be taken into account. In cases where there is a composer and a librettist, striking a balance and finding a productive way to collaborate towards creating an important work can be a challenge. Maria Sundqvist has substantial experience, both as a part of this intimate collaborative process, and as an enabler for others. Maria will at Operastorming #1 focus on this sometimes-complex collaborative relationship between composer and librettist.
Maria Sundqvist is Artistic Director of Operaverkstan (the Opera Laboratorium of the Malmö Opera), where she has, since its founding in 2002, developed ten new operas.
Maria possesses a wide experience from directing opera productions in various formats, as well as from extensive libretto writing, collaborating with composers on twenty different operas. Maria has furthermore processed adaptations of older existing operas.
We look forward to Maria Sunqvist’s insights next week!