Watch my new chamber opera ADA with the Royal Swedish Opera, Opera of tomorrow at operanplay

Short Stories IV
Kungliga Operan 2023
Photo: Sören Vilks/Kungligs Operan

Anneli Jupiter as Ada Lovelace, Kristina Hansson Unander as Annabella Byron, Håkan Ekenäs as Lord Byron and The Royal Swedish Opera Chorus as the humanity of all time.

“It is a dream game-like fantasy that revolves around how Ada’s (Anneli Jupiter) creative impulses are torn between reason and emotion. They are represented by her parents, the poet Lord Byron (Håkan Ekenäs) and the mathematician Lady Byron (Kristina Hansson Unander) – here depicted as two ghostly bust figures in white marble. There are chromatic textures in the music that run like soft wave movements through the orchestra – first piano and strings with small splashes of woodwind, which then swells out a full orchestral storm that manages to both sound modern and capture a gothic atmosphere” Loretto Villalobos, SvD

“Musically the most intricate is Christofer Elgh’s Ada, here there is a chromatic line in Ada (Anneli Jupiter) that is skilfully varied in her fight against her father Lord Byron, while the voices are woven together without losing their identities” Claes Wahlin, Aftonbladet

Watch the performance here

Music Christofer Elgh
Libretto Sigrid Herrault
Directed by  Ola Eliasson
Dramaturgy Katarina Aronsson