Ft.no 25.05: An illuminating, often moving account of 200 years of the struggle for human rights.
Orlando Gough has a well-established reputation as a composer who can deliver imaginative large-scale events that span abilities and genres; his latest work, which opened the Bergen Festival (on May 21), is no exception. Stemmer, which means both “voices” and “votes” in Norwegian, was commissioned by Bergen National Opera to mark the bicentenary of Norway’s constitution, bringing together children’s, youth and adult amateur choirs alongside international soloists, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and five multi-instrumentalists as an onstage band.
Read the full article in Financial Times here.
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