NEWS


ALEXANDER EKMAN’S “COW”
Semperoper, Dresden, March 12 (world premiere) – April 4, 2016

A brand new full evening ballet for the Dresden Ballet. Score by me.
See event calendar to the right for more info.


DIANA VREELAND OPERA PART OF THE 2016 FORT WORTH OPERA NEW FRONTIERS SHOWCASE

Librettist Royce Vavrek and I are working on an opera about Diana Vreeland, and we have been selected to present snippets from the piece at the 2016 New Frontiers showcase workshop at Fort Worth Opera on May 4-5 2016. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered through the Fort Worth Opera website.

Full press release here.


HOW MANY MORE OF THESE – ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
With the Dahlkvist Quartet and Henrik Måwe

Watch Anna von Hausswolff, the Dahlkvist Quartet and Henrik Måwe perform How Many More of These (music and text by me) from Act 1 of Alexander Ekman’s ballet Midsummer Night’s Dream on the empty stage of the Royal Swedish Opera House.
How Many More of These – video on YouTube


SWEDISH NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO –  AGNETA FURVIK IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKAEL KARLSSON
In Swedish

Agneta Furvik is the US Correspondent (in NYC) for Swedish National Public Radio. She met with me in February of 2015. She and I talk about the many strange turns that I have taken to end up where I am today. We talk about the importance of collaboration and about trusting strangers and of the NYC tradition of paying it forward.
Link to radio interview (in Swedish)

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

A Swan Lake

May 27, 2016
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Oslo Opera House

The return of the celebrated full evening ballet at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The last runt sold out in one day and received glowing reviews from the press.
"Pushes the boundaries of what can be done with theater" - Aftenposten


  • Choreography, Stage Design: Alexander Ekman

  • Music: Mikael Karlsson

  • Orchestration: Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson

  • Costumes: Henrik Vibskov

  • Lighting Design: Tom Visser

  • Sound Design: Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman

  • Video: Todd Rives

  • Conductor: Per Kristian Skalstad

  • Performers: Norwegian National Ballet, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra

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A Swan Lake

May 28, 2016
08:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oslo Opera House

The return of the celebrated full evening ballet at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The last runt sold out in one day and received glowing reviews from the press.
"Pushes the boundaries of what can be done with theater" - Aftenposten


  • Choreography, Stage Design: Alexander Ekman

  • Music: Mikael Karlsson

  • Orchestration: Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson

  • Costumes: Henrik Vibskov

  • Lighting Design: Tom Visser

  • Sound Design: Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman

  • Video: Todd Rives

  • Conductor: Per Kristian Skalstad

  • Performers: Norwegian National Ballet, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra

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A Swan Lake

May 30, 2016
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Oslo Opera House

The return of the celebrated full evening ballet at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The last runt sold out in one day and received glowing reviews from the press.
"Pushes the boundaries of what can be done with theater" - Aftenposten


  • Choreography, Stage Design: Alexander Ekman

  • Music: Mikael Karlsson

  • Orchestration: Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson

  • Costumes: Henrik Vibskov

  • Lighting Design: Tom Visser

  • Sound Design: Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman

  • Video: Todd Rives

  • Conductor: Per Kristian Skalstad

  • Performers: Norwegian National Ballet, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra

iCal

A Swan Lake

June 1, 2016
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Oslo Opera House

The return of the celebrated full evening ballet at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The last runt sold out in one day and received glowing reviews from the press.
"Pushes the boundaries of what can be done with theater" - Aftenposten


  • Choreography, Stage Design: Alexander Ekman

  • Music: Mikael Karlsson

  • Orchestration: Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson

  • Costumes: Henrik Vibskov

  • Lighting Design: Tom Visser

  • Sound Design: Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman

  • Video: Todd Rives

  • Conductor: Per Kristian Skalstad

  • Performers: Norwegian National Ballet, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra

iCal

A Swan Lake

June 3, 2016
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Oslo Opera House

The return of the celebrated full evening ballet at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The last runt sold out in one day and received glowing reviews from the press.
"Pushes the boundaries of what can be done with theater" - Aftenposten


  • Choreography, Stage Design: Alexander Ekman

  • Music: Mikael Karlsson

  • Orchestration: Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson

  • Costumes: Henrik Vibskov

  • Lighting Design: Tom Visser

  • Sound Design: Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman

  • Video: Todd Rives

  • Conductor: Per Kristian Skalstad

  • Performers: Norwegian National Ballet, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra

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