A dear friend of mine, Emelie, is an opera singer and two years ago she started to make operas for kids together with an actor and a musician! Their first children's opera was called Drömfabriken (you can see some bits of it here and here) and is simply wonderful! Their next one is called Jorden runt på 80 dagar and is based on the famous book Around the World in Eighty Days (original title: Le Tour de Monde en Quatro-vingts Jours) the classic adventure novel by the french writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £ 20,000 wager set by Foggs friends at the Reform Club. I recently red the book as I'm very fond of reading the classics and it's quite entertaining!
The premiere will be on the 24th of November at Teater Jaguar in Göteborg, Sweden. Jonas Franke-blom as Phileas Fogg, Jonas Rimeika as Passepartout and Emelie Sigelius as Aouda and Mr Fix.
Poster-design by me, photography by Harald Nilsson and costume by Elisabeth Åström.