Monday, September 21, 2015

Nina Stemme Brings Hitchcock "Notorious" Film To Life As An Opera

Nina Stemme as Alicia Hauser, a role made famous by Ingrid Bergman in the original film version of 
Notorious, with Michael Weinius as Alex Sebastian in a scene from the Hans Gefors opera inspired by 
Hollywood that is now performing at The Göteborg Opera in Sweden. (Photo: Mats Bäcker)
Wagnerian soprano Nina Stemme sings the lead role of Alicia Hauser in the operatic interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 film Notorious for The Göteborg Opera which began performances on September 19. Composer Hans Gefors and librettist Kerstin Perski were responsible for taking this film noir classic and bringing it to life as an opera. British stage director Keith Warner leads Ms. Stemme and an arresting group of artists including Katerina Karnéus, John Lundgren, and Michael Weinius, in a new production by set and costume designer David Fielding, lighting designer John Bishop and choreographer Michael Barry. Patrik Ringborg conducts all the performances that take place through November 1, 2015. Read more about the production details by clicking here and check out a Swedish article about the opera by clicking here. Watch more videos after the jump.