‘Autumn Sonata’, an opera created by Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund based on a 1978 Swedish film of the same name, tells the story of a love-hate relationship between acclaimed pianist Charlotte and her daughter, Helena. To put the Ingmar Bergman movie on stage, Fagerlund made a conscious decision not to watch the film until the score was sent to the publisher, relying only on the screenplay in the creative process.‘Autumn Sonata’, an opera created by Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund based on a 1978 Swedish film of the same name, tells the story of a love-hate relationship between acclaimed pianist Charlotte and her daughter, Helena. To put the Ingmar Bergman movie on stage, Fagerlund made a conscious decision not to watch the film until the score was sent to the publisher, relying only on the screenplay in the creative process.
‘Autumn Sonata’, an opera created by Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund based on a 1978 Swedish film of the same name, tells the story of a love-hate relationship between acclaimed pianist Charlotte and her daughter, Helena. To put the Ingmar Bergman movie on stage, Fagerlund made a conscious decision not to watch the film until the score was sent to the publisher, relying only on the screenplay in the creative process.

When your loved one hurts you: ‘Autumn Sonata’ goes from big screen to grand stage to tell of estranged mother-daughter relationship

  • Opera and film intertwine in a retelling of the Ingmar Bergman film that is set to premiere in Hong Kong this October
  • Symbolism plays an important role in bringing the story of an estranged mother-and-daughter relationship to life

Topic |   Nordic Stage
‘Autumn Sonata’, an opera created by Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund based on a 1978 Swedish film of the same name, tells the story of a love-hate relationship between acclaimed pianist Charlotte and her daughter, Helena. To put the Ingmar Bergman movie on stage, Fagerlund made a conscious decision not to watch the film until the score was sent to the publisher, relying only on the screenplay in the creative process.‘Autumn Sonata’, an opera created by Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund based on a 1978 Swedish film of the same name, tells the story of a love-hate relationship between acclaimed pianist Charlotte and her daughter, Helena. To put the Ingmar Bergman movie on stage, Fagerlund made a conscious decision not to watch the film until the score was sent to the publisher, relying only on the screenplay in the creative process.
‘Autumn Sonata’, an opera created by Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund based on a 1978 Swedish film of the same name, tells the story of a love-hate relationship between acclaimed pianist Charlotte and her daughter, Helena. To put the Ingmar Bergman movie on stage, Fagerlund made a conscious decision not to watch the film until the score was sent to the publisher, relying only on the screenplay in the creative process.
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