Saaremaa Opera Festival 2016
Ülo Kirgul. SWAN BONE CITY (premiere)


Libreto by Kristiina Ehin, Marianne Kõrver, Taavi Eelmaa
Directed by Marianne Kõrver

Soloists: Helen Lepalaan, Iiris Vesik, Marius Peterson
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Duration: appr. 1 h 20 min


An architect loves a lady. But the lady is frightened by the vastness of her love and has no courage to answer the Architects proposals. However, she extends a seemingly impossible task for the Architect to fullfill - to build a city that flies as high as her own dreams.

Through the search and research, prays and revelations the Architect eventually explores an unknown magic material - swan bones. In the city of swan bones he is now expecting to meet his beloved one. In the same time he realises that the streets of this city have to be paved with his own skin, his own blood would run the engines of the power plant and his very own skull shall be shining on top of the churchtower.



Festival is produced by Eesti Kontsert