Gold & ash

Welcome to Folkoperan for this year's graduation performance in opera, a variation of the Cinderella story full of dream, drama and comedy.

A queen about to fall. A princess on the rise.

Myth and fairy tale are the basic material in SKH Opera's graduation production.

Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas from 1689 is often described as the first English opera. A short, dense tragedy in which Queen Dido's lament resonates through the centuries, straight to the heart.

Cendrillon is Jules Massenet's version of the Cinderella story, from 1899. We present a smaller version of this flowing opera full of dream, drama and comedy.

Identities, transformations and the meaning of love are themes here, as in so many fairy tales starring women.

Can love transform you? Can it save you? Who will you become? What do you gain and what can be lost?

And who really saves whom...?


(Bachelor's students in Opera Vocal Performace year 3, SKH)

  • Solveig Bergersen
  • Rebecka Elsgard
  • Lovisa Wahlund Ferm
  • Clara Gunge 
  • Martin Hillberg
  • Julia Holmgård Åkerberg
  • Kari Koskinen
  • Eric van Rooyen (exchange student from Cape Town)


(Candidate students in opera singing year 1, SKH)

  • Nicklas Bjärnhall Prytz
  • Johan Gummesson
  • Clara Jonsson
  • Lova Kollberg
  • Erica Leys
  • Klara Lindegren
  • Ellinor Olmarken
  • Saga Wargbaner


Conductor and musical adaptation: Henrik Schaefer

Director: Stina Ancker, lecturer in music drama performance

Assistant director: Marika Schultze (student director)              

Rehearsal and rehearsal director: Majsan Dahling, lecturer in musical performance, Christine Morgan, lecturer in musical performance and Olga Tomilina (Master's student, Opera repetiteur).

Singing teachers: Ulrika Tenstam, lecturer in musical performance with a focus on opera singing, Robert Hyman, lecturer in musical performance with a focus on opera singing, Erik Årman and Anita Soldh.

Choreography: Lena Stefenson, lecturer in mime acting

Costume: Mats Lindberg

Mask: Hanna Magnusson under the supervision of Theresia Frisk

Lighting: Jimmy Svensson