Apr 16 at 7:30 pm - HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint

Hilma af Klint_Photo by Ewa Malmsten Nordell.jpg
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Apr 16 at 7:30 pm - HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint

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On the occasion of the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, see the U.S. premiere of a chamber opera about Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, inspired by her unique body of spiritual works. Directed by librettist Mira Bartov, HILMA highlights pivotal moments from af Klint’s life, and features costumes by Ulrika Lilliehöök and a set designed by Fredrik Glahns. The cast includes Mette af Klint as the enigmatic Hilma; Fredrik af Klint, a relative of the artist, as Rudolf Steiner; and Alma Adolfsson, in a prerecorded performance, as Hilma’s little sister, Hermina. Composer Benjamin Staern connects tones and timbres with the colors and shapes of af Klint’s abstract works. Pianist Stefan Lindgren, violinist Victoria Stjerna, and cellist Andreas Lavotha provide accompaniment.

Produced by Mette af Klint in collaboration with Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Performing Arts Agency, and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

$45, $40 Works & Process Young Friends

$3 per ticket landmark fee, Guggenheim’s 60th Anniversary Theater Preservation Fund

Join us for cocktail hour at The Wright restaurant from 5:30-7:30 pm before the April 16 performance.

Photo: Ewa Malmsten Nordell

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