Credits

Circus Days and Nights

The performance is an all-embracing piece of art created by everyone involved - on and behind the stage. 

Creative Team

Music: Philip Glass

Libretto: David Henry Hwang & Tilde Björfors

Based on the poems of Robert Lax

Conductor: Minna Weurlander

Director & Concept:  Tilde Björfors

Set & costume: Magdalena Åberg

Choreography: Simon Wiborn & Methinee Wongtrakoon

Light: Ellen Ruge & Robert Hvenström

Sound: Avgoustos Psillas

Rigging design: Saar Rombout


Cast

Young Robert Lax: Elin Rombo / Margaux de Valensart

Old Robert Lax: Jakob Högström / Anton Ljungqvist

Robert Lax as a child: Methinee Wongtrakoon

Mr Cristiani ringmaster: Simon Wiborn

Mrs Cristiani ringmaster: Karolina Blixt

Mogadorm eldest son Cristiani, aerial acrobat: Nikolas Pulka

Belmonte, second son, acrobat: Aaron Hakala

Paraito: youngest son, acrobat: Andreas De Ryck

Bruno, former circus star: Lars Johansson Brissman

Julia, sideshow artist: Susanna Stern

Enrico Rastelli, juggler: Peter Åberg

La Louisa, trapeze artist: Pierre Heault

Penelope, aerial acrobat: Bia Pantojo

The Orphan, a lion tamer: Methinee Wongtrakoon

CIRCUS RIGGERS

Mathieu Grégoire, Saar Rombout

MUSICIANS

Minna Weurlander accordion
Viktor Nordliden cello
Inga Zeppezauer violin,
Blagoj Lamnjov clarinet,
Oscar Fransson trumpet
Martin Jönsson bass trombone
Sigvald Fersum percussion

Malmö Operakör

UNDERSTUDIES

CIRCUS ARTIST  Hamadi Khemiri, Matias Salmenaho, Joel Roxendal
CIRCUS RIGGER Matt Horton

Malmö Opera

Assustant Director: Melker Sörensen
Stage Manager: Peter Tyllgren
Technical Stage Manager: Pär Petersson
Producer: Camilla Gustafsson
Orchestra Manager: Martin Brommann
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Kristian Svensson
Managing Music Librarian: Magnus Johansson
Music Librarian: Pontus Hambe Rubin, Benjamin Staern
Orchestra Technicians: Patrick Bongart, Johan Palm
Artist Manager: Elisabeth Boström
Chorys Master/ Conductor: Elena Mitrevska
Vocal Section Administrator: Bo Nordström
Chorus Manager: Magnus Skoog
Musical Preparation: Max Lörstad
Repetiteur: Max Lörstad/Tomas Johnsson
Managing Producer: Ingrid Fransson
Production Coordinator: Hanna Nygren
Language Coach: Timothy Augustin
Prompter: Angelica Larsson Asp
Assistant Artistic Advisor & Subtitles: Tor Billgren
Text Display Operator: Tor Billgren, Boel Adler, Malin Levallius
Head of costume, wig & makeup: Ulrica Lydahl
Buyer/ Costyme Supervisor: Katarina Karlsson
Distresser:  Susanne Nilsson Dahlberg
Wig & Makeup Manager: Johanna Brandt
Wig & Makeup Coordinator: Karin Amasalidis
Running Wardrobe Manager: Christel Rönn
Techincal Director: Fredrik Täck
Head of Stage: Björn Winberg
Scene Shop Manager: Erik Pilesjö
Head of Sound: Svante Axbacke
Head of Lighting: Daniel Bexell
Set Dsign Cooridnator: Paula Sjöblom
Scene Painting Coordinator: Agneta Persson
Carpentry Coordinator: Anders Blomqvist
Upholsterer: Ida Enebro
Blacksmith Coordinator: Petter Ekström Forsberg
Special Effects Designer: Magnus Nilsson
Technical Designer: Anders Turesson
Sound coordinator: Anders Ekstedt
Light Board Operator: Katarina Hansson
Prop Master: Kari Ståbi
Stage Automation Operator: Alexander Olsson
Light Technician: Mats Ödbratt
Streaming Producer: Johan Eklund, Good Film
Livestreaming: Patrick Bongart, Josefin Granqvist, Lars Hallin, Joel Bexelius
Follow Spot Operator: Arash Assadi Khomami, Marta Banal
Stage Technician: Patrick Larsson, Tove Johansson, Erik Nieddu
Marketing Director: Carina Ostrander
Project Manager Marketing: Sigrid Landström Petersen
Press Manager: Torgny Nilsson
Content Manager: Martin Paulsson
Art director: Pia Lindgren
Copy Writer: Sofia Samuelsson
Web Editor: Anna Sigvardsson
Photo: Mats Bäcker (performance), Martin Paulsson (portrait)
Stage director & Artistic advisor: Elisabeth Linton
CEO & Artistic Director: Michael Bojesen

Cirkus Cirkör

Assistant Director: Saara Ahola
Headrigger: Mathieu Grégoire
Truss Construction / Rope Wheel / Rigging Consultation: Mattias Lindström
Shadowplay Concept: Peder Bjurman
Shadowplay Construction; Jollify 4ever, Daniel Cheng
Technical Consultant: Anders Amrén
Manuscript Advisor to Tilde Björfors: Peder Bjurman
Artistic Advisor: Linda Zachrison
Assistant to David Henry Hwang: Ida Esmaeili
Poster Photographer: Karolina Henke
Live Photos: Mats Bäcker
Trailer Filming: Johan Bååth, Johannes Ferm Winkler
Techincal Producer: Jesper Nikolajeff
Coordinator of Circus Technics: Fredrik Deijfen
Marketing & Communications: Henrik Sundin
Creative Producer: Camilla Hammarström 
Head or Touring - Development & Collaboration: Anna Nerman Sylla
Circus Equipment: Jesper Nikolajeff, Bruno Tardat
Producer: Anne Koutonen
Techincal Manager: Ola Fuchs
Head of Arts & Production: Lena Kjellander Stockhaus
Artistic Director: Tilde Björfors
CEO: Elin Norquist

Cirkus Cirkör is supported by

The Swedish Arts Council, Region Stockholm, The City of Stockholm, The Botkyrka Municipality.

Co-commissioner for tour:  New Vision Arts Festival, Hong Kong, Cina

World premiere 29th of May, 2021, Malmö Opera, Sweden  

Circus Days and Nights is commissioned by Cirkus Cirkör and co-produced by Cirkus Cirkör and Malmö Opera.

Circus Days and Nights is presented by agreement with Dunvagen Music Publichers Inc., New York, USA 

CIRKUS CIRKÖR WOULD LIKE TO THANK

Folkoperan, James Ray Moore, Paul Spaeth, Robert Lax Foundation, Christiani family, Michael N. McGregor, Dunvagen Music Publichers, Linda Brumbach, Alisa Regas & Jeremy Lyric/Pomegranate Arts, Chris Schimpf, Joe Melillo, Alicia Adams/Kennedy Center, David Baile/ISPA, Robert Wilson/The Watermill Center, The Swedish Institute, Malmö Live, Christina Wränghede, Maya Mårtensson, Magnus Lindman, Erik Åberg, Helgi Felixon, Olin Procházka, Cirk La Putyka, Milan Vinecký, Yvonne Frank, Christine Thoulouis, Anders Frennberg, Anna Ljungqvist, Lars Wassrin, Mette Klouman, Stefan Karlström, Sade Kamppila, Julien Auger, Susanne Granehag/Dramaten, Micael Saxen Lindström/Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stage & EventLight, the board of Cirkus Cirkör and all friends, artists, creators, office acrobats, volunteers and activists all over the world and at Cirkör house at Botkyrka!