Nicola Raab : A Flowering Tree - an opera by John Adams. Göteborgsoperan 2015
"A stunningly beautiful performance" Svenska Dagbladet
"A aesthetic, dazzling experience" Sveriges Radio
”It's wonderful how well the soloists nurture their characters” Göteborgs-Posten
“Composer John Adams has finally been given a worthy staging in Sweden” Dagens Nyheter
Taking the role of Kumudha, Julia Sporsén is making her first appearance in Gothenburg, while American Eric Fennell is making his Swedish début in the role of the Prince. The Narrator is performed by Brittish baritone Omar Ebrahim, who has been involved in many contemporary operas. There are also ten professional dancers in the cast - three of them in leading roles. Nicola Raab is responsible for the direction – she was the director behind our internationally acclaimed Thaïs. In 2009, Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro succeeded Kent Nagano as music director for the Berkeley Symphony – with which she has staged A Flowering Tree in Cincinnati.