Photo Kulturföreningen Katrina (c) Tiina Tahvanainen
Lisbeta - Thou Shalt not Suffer a Witch to Live
Lisbeta – thou shalt not suffer a witch to live is an opera about misogyny and superstition.
Lisbeta – thou shalt not suffer a witch to live is an opera about misogyny and superstition. A magpie’s laugh echoes across Sund as the parish priest and the new district judge rile up the locals to fear the unknown. Soon, seven women will be executed for a new crime: communing with the devil.
Lisbeta – thou shalt not suffer a witch to live is a musical celebration in which 17th century women accused of witchcraft take power over the logic of hate rhetoric. For Åland's 100th anniversary of autonomy, Lisbeta and her sisters are given in woe a voice through a newly written, modern opera.
Music: Karólína Eiríksdóttir
Libretto: Carina Karlsson and Ida Kronholm
Director: Ida Kronholm
Conductor: Anna-Maria Helsing
Lisbeta - Sofie Asplund, soprano
Psilander - Philip Björkqvist, bass-baritone
Kjellinus - Dan Karlström, tenor
Karin - Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano
Ebba - Therese Karlsson, soprano
Per - Aarne Pelkonen, baritone
The magpie - Veli Kujala, quarter-tone accordion
21.-22.4.2022 at 19.00
Tickets 50/42€ from Lippupiste
Performed in Swedish with Finnish subtitles