Alexander Ekman’s A Swan Lake premiered at the Oslo Opera House in April of 2014 to glowing reviews. The first 11 show run sold out in one day. Dance Europe named it one of the best premieres of 2014. This was my first full evening ballet with Alexander Ekman.

Music: Mikael Karlsson
Orchestration: Mikael Karlsson, Michael P. Atkinson
The first act of the piece contains quotes from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”

All music performed by the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Per Kristian Skalstad
Soprano: Elisabeth Teige
Concertmaster, violin soloist: Catharina Chen
Trumpet soloist: Lasse Rossing
Pianist: Yoko Toda

Recording Producer and mastering engineer: Jørn Pedersen
Recording Audio Engineer: Gerhard Hertzberg
Recorded and mixed at the Oslo Opera House in the spring of 2016.

Album Cover Design: Anna Ekman
Album Cover Photo: Erik Berg

Label: Rough State Sound