|The chamber opera The Confession of a Fool is based on the novel by August Strindberg. It tells the story of the passionate love between Siri von Essen and himself. The book was originally written in french with the title Le plaidoyer d´un fou. By order of Strindberg it was not to be published in Sweden as long as Siri was alive. The libretto is not only based on The Confession of a Fool, but also on the love-letters between August and Siri published as He and She, and some of the dialogue is taken from Strindberg´s own plays. Siri played a very important role in Strindberg´s life and writing. She was his model and inspiration, his ideal and de-mon. This opera is about the dramatical marriage between two strong individuals, who´s love and hatred made it´s way into great literature. The worldpremière of The Confession of a Fool took place at the Vasa Theatre in Stockholm August 10th 2002.
More music by Inger Wikström on nosag CD 164 "INGER WIKSTRÖM, composer, pianist, conductor "
Nutida Musik: "Inger Wikström´s romantic interpretation connects musically to the time when the Strindberg drama was written. This is a chambre opera in two acts, composed for soprano, baritone and piano, but also includes an exciting joint venture of opera genre and the song cycle form. Parts with reflecting lyrics in closed arias are mixed with arioso shaped dialogues where the voices are knitted together into intense climaxes. Music and text both accompanies the development of a story as well as making separate scenes. Beautiful arias and duets, and the piano part, played by the composer, is both illustrating and expressing dramatic explosions in combination with the singers. "
CONTENTS:Total time of the opera in Two acts 79:41
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