U.S. Premiere: HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint at the Guggenheim Museum

On the occasion of the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, and following its world premiere at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, see the U.S. premiere of a chamber opera about Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, inspired by her unique body of spiritual works. Directed by librettist Mira Bartov, HILMA highlights pivotal moments from af Klint’s life,and features costumes by Ulrika Lilliehöök and a set designed by Fredik Glahns. The cast includes Mette af Klint as the enigmatic Hilma, Fredrik af Klint (a relative of the artist) as Rudolf Steiner, and Alma Adolfsson as Hilma’s little sister, Hermina. Composer Benjamin Staern connects tones and timbres with the colors and shapes of af Klint’s abstract works. Pianist Stefan Lindgren, violinist Victoria Stjerna, and cellist Andreas Lavothe provide accompaniment.

Start Date

April 15, 2019

End Date

April 16, 2019


07:30 PM - 09:30 PM


Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

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