The Icelandic Opera will perform Brothers - The Opera by Daniel Bjarnason in cooperation with Den Jyske Opera and Iceland Symphony Orchestra at Reykjavík Arts Festival 2018.
The Opera, which is Bjarnason's first opera was premiered 16th of August 2017 in Musikhuset in Aarhus, Denmark and has received excellent reviews. The opera is directed by Kasper Holten, former opera director at Covent Garden.
The film Brothers, by Susanne Biers is the story of two brothers and a love triangle. Michael has a successful career in the army, a beautiful wife and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik is a drifter living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent on a UN mission to Afghanistan and returns after a traumatic imprisonment, the balance between the two brothers is changed forever.
Conductor and author: Daníel Bjarnason
Director: Kasper Holten
Singers: Jacques Imbrailo, Marie Arnet, Selma Buch Ørum Villumsen, Elmar Gilbertsson, Þóra Einarsdóttir, James Laing, Kristinn Sigmundsson & Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir.