Klockriketeatern, The Crossing, Robert Maggio:

Aniara: fragments of time and space

From Klockrike to Aniara – through space and back

A choral theater work and a co-production 
with The Crossing (USA), Klockriketeatern
and composer Robert Maggio

The last spaceship to leave a dying earth veers off course and heads into eternity; her passengers are left to face the emptiness within and without. Based on the epic poem by Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson, Aniara follows the physical and emotional voyage of this group, thrown permanently off course, headed toward the constellation Lyra, forever.

Combining theater and composed music, Aniara explores the relationship between disparate practices and genres of art, while asking questions about our relationship to one another, to Earth, and to the passage of time. Sometimes cold and brutal, at other times touching, it is a ruthlessly honest view of human nature.

Learn more about the production, read blogs and updates about the artistic process and this epic journey through space:

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

COMPOSER: Robert Maggio (USA)
LIBRETTIS & DIRECRTOR: Dan Henriksson (FIN)
CONDUCTROR: Donald Nally (USA)
COSTUME DESIGNER: Erika Turunen (FIN)
SCENIC DESIGNER: Joonas Tikkanen (FIN)
SOUND DESIGNER: Paul Vasquez (USA)
CHOREOGRAPHER: Antti Silvennoinen (FIN)
ON STAGE: 16 singers from The Crossing, four instrumentalists, actors Matti Raita & Carl Alm (Klockriketeatern) and dancer Antti Silvennoinen (Wusheng Company)
PRODUCTION: The Crossing (USA) & Klockriketeatern (FIN)
Aniara: fragments of time and space is a co-production between The Crossingin and Klockriketeatern, together with Wusheng Company and the Finnish National Opera.

PERFORMANCES

September 17 (premiere) | 18 | 19 | 20 (all at 7 pm) | 21* (2 pm & 7 pm)

The shows start at 7 pm,
except *Sunday 21th two shows at 2 pm and 7 pm 

Duration: 1h 30 min, no intermission

VENUE

Finnish National Opera & Ballet, Almi Hall
Helsinginkatu 58, Helsinki

LANGUAGE

English, synopsis in Swedish and Finnish

TICKETS

oopperabaletti.fi

Tel: (09) 4030 2211 (mon-fri 10–18, sat 12–18)

Press tickets: idahenriks@gmail.com

 

PREMIERES

June 2019, Christ Church Neighborhood House, Philadelphia, USA

July 2019, Koorbiennale, Haarlem, Netherlands

September 2019, The Finnish National Opera, Helsinki