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Aida was the first production when the opera house opened in January 2005. So many memories... it was such an honour to have been a part of this historic moment.
I remember how empty the opera house was when I was ready to leave after removing all that body makeup! Well, almost all… I had to throw away the bedsheets when the production was over.
A few months later we did Siegfried, my second production as Siegfried-Brünnhilde.
Ah Desdemona, such a warm character... here she is being killed by Otello, who earlier punched her in the face.
One of the performances was going to be recorded and they used different makeup around my eye. However, Otello ‘hit’ the wrong side of my face. Due to the recording, I had to go out on stage with a blue eye on the side he didn't punch...
The costume! It was so heavy... and so beautiful...
That crown had a train down to the floor covered with stones! Every girl's dream!
My first Freia!
That white fur! ❤
My family were visiting Stockholm and we all slept in my tiny room. My father loved this production so so much, he never saw opera before I started in this business. He passed away shortly after...
I can remember everything from this production, every step, every tone, even the smell from the theatre... loved it! Still love it!
Oh, it was impossible for us to stay serious during our Lucia-tradition in our little "village" of about 10 houses. I grew up with lots of kids around, mainly cousins, and mainly boys...
...sometimes we dressed up on Fridays and had a party, just for us kids! My skirt was long and looked like something close to the curtain in the background...I think this might have been the day of my first real kiss... 😉
❤ the 70s