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HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint
April 15 - April 16
On the occasion of the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, see the U.S. premiere of a chamber opera about Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, inspired by her unique body of spiritual works. Directed by librettist Mira Bartov, HILMAhighlights pivotal moments from af Klint’s life, and features costumes by Ulrika Lilliehöök and a set designed by Fredrik Glahns. The cast includes Mette af Klint as the enigmatic Hilma; Fredrik af Klint, a relative of the artist, as Rudolf Steiner; and Alma Adolfsson, in a prerecorded performance, as Hilma’s little sister, Hermina. Composer Benjamin Staern connects tones and timbres with the colors and shapes of af Klint’s abstract works. Pianist Stefan Lindgren, violinist Victoria Stjerna, and cellist Andreas Lavotha provide accompaniment.
Produced by Mette af Klint in collaboration with Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Performing Arts Agency, and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. On a limited basis, house seats may be released to the public before performances at ticket prices of $90, $80 members.
For more information, please call 212 423 3575.
Join us for cocktail hour at The Wright restaurant from 5:30-7:30 pm before the April 16 performance.