KRISTINA News

‘Kristina från Duvemåla’ to be staged in Gothenburg and Stockholm

‘Kristina från Duvemåla’ to be staged in Gothenburg and Stockholm

Following months of speculation, it has been announced that Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Lars Rudolfsson’s, Kristina från Duvemåla will premiere at the Götesborgs Operan (Gothenburg Opera House), on 25 October 2014. The show will then transfer to Stockholm's Cirkus theatre in September 2015. 'Kristina' will open in Gothenburg in October 2015 ‘Kristina’, a musical version of Vilhelm Moberg's classic Swedish epic The Emigrants, follows the stuggles faced by a young couple, Kristina and Karl Oskar, as they emigrate with their family and friends from Småland to North America in the mid-1800s. It originally premièred in Malmo in 1995…
Helsinki says farewell and thank you to ‘Kristina’

Helsinki says farewell and thank you to ‘Kristina’

Maria Ylipää and Robert Noack after the final performance - Photo: Niklas Tallqvist The cast of Kristina från Duvemåla took to the stage at Helsinki's Svenska Teatern for the final time yesterday afternoon, and the musical's creators, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Lars Rudolfsson were all there to watch, along with Görel Hanser and Anders Eljas. Although none of the production team appeared on stage during the curtain calls, afterwards, Benny described the performance as: “Really, really good. The actors were still focused after 190 shows. And how the music worked between them and the orchestra, the dynamic has really…
Kristina från Duvemåla Jönköping concert

Kristina från Duvemåla Jönköping concert

A concert version of 'Kristina från Duvemåla' will take place in Jönköping this September Following on from Kristina från Duvemåla's hugely successful run at Helsinki's Svenska Teatern, the show will be performed as a concert version again this September at the Kinnarps Arena in Jönköping. (L-R) Sanna Nielsen (Kristina), Bruno Mitsogiannis (Robert) and Christer Nerfont (Karl Oskar) In the role of 'Kristina' will be Sanna Neilsen. Christer Nerfont who once played 'Robert' in the Stockholm Cirkus production will play 'Karl Oskar' and Marianne Morck will return to the role she helped originate 'Fina-Kajsa'. 'Robert' is due to be played by…
‘Kristina från Duvemåla’ news update

‘Kristina från Duvemåla’ news update

Helsinki's Svenska Teatern, soon to say goodbye to 'Kristina' will host 'Mamma Mia!' from September 2014 The Helsinki production of Kristina från Duvemåla at Svenska Teatern will close on 23 May, and during a recent visit to Finland to promote ABBA The Musuem, Björn Ulvaeus confirmed that he will be there for the final performance. Since 'Kristina' premiered at the Swedish National theatre on 29 February 2012, it has consistently played to 98% capacity audiences and by the time it closes, it will have been seen by more than 100,000 people. Although on 21 February this year, the theatre’s website announced a…