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Sisters of Mysticism

Musical nuns and ground-breaking feminists with Operabyrån.

Operabyrån was formed in 2010 by soprano Christina Larsson Malmberg and Baroque violinist Catalina Langborn. Along with colourful and creative artists tied to different projects, they present performing arts that push the limits of opera as a concept. In the performance Mystikens systrar – musikaliska nunnor och banbrytande feminister, they pay tribute to the forgotten music of nuns.

Convents were home to mystics, philosophers and authors but also many brilliant musicians and composers. Many nuns were ground-breaking in their defiance of the rules and norms of the rest of society. We will meet the female “monk” Pelagia, whose identity was first disclosed after her death, and Hildegard of Bingen, who was put in the convent, isolated from the rest of the world from the age of eight, still managing to become an author, composer and world-famous after her death.

In 2018, Operabyrån initiated a multi-year collaboration with Konserthuset Stockholm, with the theme of performances and dramatic concerts with music by women.

Musical nuns and ground-breaking feminists with Operabyrån.

Tuesday 12 February 2019 19.00

Ends approximately 20.15

Price:

195 SEK

Operabyrån was formed in 2010 by soprano Christina Larsson Malmberg and Baroque violinist Catalina Langborn. Along with colourful and creative artists tied to different projects, they present performing arts that push the limits of opera as a concept. In the performance Mystikens systrar – musikaliska nunnor och banbrytande feminister, they pay tribute to the forgotten music of nuns.

Convents were home to mystics, philosophers and authors but also many brilliant musicians and composers. Many nuns were ground-breaking in their defiance of the rules and norms of the rest of society. We will meet the female “monk” Pelagia, whose identity was first disclosed after her death, and Hildegard of Bingen, who was put in the convent, isolated from the rest of the world from the age of eight, still managing to become an author, composer and world-famous after her death.

In 2018, Operabyrån initiated a multi-year collaboration with Konserthuset Stockholm, with the theme of performances and dramatic concerts with music by women.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Mystikens systrar – musikaliska nunnor och banbrytande feminister
  • Isabella Leonarda From Sonata duodecima för violin och basso continuo
    2 min
  • Kassia Christina Martys arr Lisa Rydberg
    1 min
  • Kassia Pelagia
    2 min
  • Isabella Leonarda From Sonat C-dur för två violiner, violone och orgel op 16:2
    3 min
  • Maria Xaviera Peruchona Ad gaudia, ad iubila
  • Caterina Assandra Duo seraphim
    4 min
  • Rosa Giacinta Badalla Non plangete
    7 min
  • Isabella Leonarda From Sonata duodecima för violin och basso continuo
    2 min
  • Hildegard of Bingen Cum erubuerint
    4 min
  • Hildegard of Bingen O tu illustrata
    3 min
  • Bianca Maria Meda Cari Musici
    9 min
  • Participants

  • Christina Larsson Malmberg soprano
  • Catalina Langborn baroque violin
  • Lisa Rydberg baroque violin
  • Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann baroque cello
  • Jonas Nordberg lute
  • Mariangiola Martello harpsichord/cabinet organ
  • Joséphine Wistedt actor
  • Christina Larsson Malmberg script
  • Elisabet Ljungar script & stage director

Tuesday 12 February 2019 19.00

Ends approximately 20.15

Price:

195 SEK