Magnus Maria An Opera About the Right Gender by Karólína Eiríksdóttir Premiere July 15, 2014 in Mariehamn

Karólína Eiríksdóttir
Karólína Eiríksdóttir

Maria Johansdotter is a brave woman who will do anything to get to live her life as an independent person and musician. She follows her heart’s voice and faces the consequences of her actions with pride. On the judge’s question whether she is male or female she answers she is both, however more of a man. Today, over 300 years later, the time has come to tell the remarkable story of Mary Johansdotter / Magnus Johansson, whose destiny begins in the late 17th century in Föglö in Åland and ends a few decades later in Stockholm.

flygblad_eng_webThe opera is directed by Suzanne Osten (SE), one of today’s most prominent and unique directors, known for transforming each production into something new and exciting. The music is composed by Karolina Eiríksdóttir (IS) and conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing (FI), both well established names in the music world. The libretto is written by Katarina Gäddnäs (ÅL) dramaturgy and adaption by Ann-Sofie Bárány (SE). Set designer Maria Antman (ÅL) has created the scene setting  and the lighting designed by Mari Agge (FI). Costume design is by Minna Palmqvist (ÅL / SE).

The opera performed in Swedish and subtitled. The performance lasts about 90 minutes.

Performances: Tues 7.15 pm. 19:00 (premiere) / till 7.17 pm. 19.00 / Fri 7.18 am. 19.00 / Sat 7.19 pm. And 15:00 pm. 19.00 / Sun 7.20 pm. 15:00

Tickets: Ticket price of 20-40 euros depending on ticket category
Ticket: Alandica , tel +358-18-24570

Touring dates:


Schaumansalen, Köpmansgatan 10, 68600 Jakobstad

Saturday 26.7.2014 kl. 19.00 Tickets: Lipputoimisto


Folkoperan, Hornsgatan 72, 118 21 Stockholm

Wednesday 30.7.2014 kl.20.00,

Esbo stadsteater, Tapiolasalen, Kulturplatsen 2, Hagalund, Esbo
Sunday 7.9.2014 kl. 16.00,