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The Doll Behind the Curtain, Chamber Opera in two acts is an imaginative story of a young man’s fascination with a statue on display in a shop window. He finds the mysterious beauty of the statue so captivating that he takes it back to Iran with him. His infatuation and inner conflicts urge him to act in ways that not only ruin his own life but also that of his fiancé, who struggles to outshine her silent rival. The musicreflects the dissonance between the modern and ancient worlds. The music effortlessly alternates between European modernism, Oriental folklore and classical traditions, painting a precise picture of the choices all individuals are forced to face in this ‘clash of the civilisations’.

Date: Dec. 8/9/11/12/13 -2020
Place: Royal Danish Opera House - Copenhagen 
Music: Athelas Ensemble (Artistic director Jesper M. L. Lutzhoft)
Mehrdad: Jonathan von Schwanenflügel
Maître: Thomas Storm
Tombeau: Per Bach Nissen
Giselle: Marie Dreisig
Bita: Signe Sneh Durholm
The Mother: Elenor Wiman
The Father: Jakob Bloch Jespersen
The Doll: Dina Fie Lorentzen 
Conductor: Eirik Haukaas Ødegaard
Composer: Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour
Director: Freja Friberg Lyme
Libretto: Dominic Power