Lullaby at sunrise
(Give me the sun)
composer: Solveig Sørbø librettist: Maria Kjos Fonn
24.08 at 19:30
The board of trustees' hall, Sentralen
Susanna Wolf (soprano), Mirsaeed Hosseiny Panah (santoor), Visobel Black (violin), and Solveig Sørbø (piano)
The aria is sung by the protagonist Elise towards the end of the opera Heroin Chic. In the scene, the once angelic young woman from a wealthy family, who has become a heroin addict ridden with eating disorders and driven by an intensifying attraction to darkness, filth and death, begs her mother to give her a chance, resulting in an overdose.
Read more Heroic Chic here
Meet The Artists
Susanna Wolff studied singing at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo and at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2018, she won first prize in the singing competition in Spoleto, which led to opera debuts at several theatres, among them the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. She has been a soloist with orchestras in Italy and Spain, with both opera, concert repertoire and even zarzuela, which she has also recorded. She is very versatile and also performs contemporary music and Argentine tango. Future highlights include Flaminia in Haydn's Il mondo della Luna with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma at Folkoperan in Stockholm.
Mirsaeed Hosseiny Panah is an Iranian composer and musician whose main instrument is the santoor. His curiosity about different musical genres motivated him to study classical music and jazz in addition to the heritage of Iranian classical music.
He is not only invited as a soloist, but has also received several commissions as a composer and arranger.
Maria Kjos Fonn
Maria Kjos Fonn is one of Scandinavia's most renowned authors. She has written short stories and novels, all praised by critics, and is a columnist in Morgenbladet, as well as in the Oslo newspaper Aftenposten. She has also written - and performed - various stage texts, performed with music. One of these performances, The Politics of Emotion, a performance with stage texts read to music by Sandra Kolstad, premiered at Litteraturhuset in September 2019, followed by a tour in Norway and Europe before being performed in the guest pavilion in Frankfurt in October, and to end in Berlin. The performance is produced in collaboration with NORLA and Bokåret. Maria's novel Kinderhore (2018) was nominated for the Brage prize 2018 and the P2 listener prize 2018. For Heroin Chic (also nominated for the P2 listener prize), Fonn received Mads Wiel Nygaard's Legat and Natt & Dags literature prize. Kinderwhore has been translated into Danish and German, and Heroin Chic will be published in Danish and German in 2022.
Visobel Black is an Australian/British composer, performer and visual artist based in Oslo since 2017. She is classically trained in violin and vocals, and has a Bachelor's degree in composition (Sydney Conservatorium, 2004) and a Master's degree in music (WSU, 2006). . Through her compositions and improvisations, she explores the effect of reverberation and how it creates space. Her work focuses on the intersections between feminism, trauma, nature and folklore, and fuses sound, art, movement and text to write new narratives.