WORKS

Portfolio of directed works.

NOYE'S FLUDDE

2019

Best cure for climat anxiety..

– Sofia Nyblom, Svenska Dagbladet

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Collective cleansing for the soul.

–  Johanna Paulsson, Dagens Nyheter

 

…a playfull and gentle stageing by Dan Turdén.

Claes Wahlin, Aftonbladet

 

Baltic Sea Festival in Berwaldhallen (2019)
Music: Benjamin Britten
Text: from Chester Miracle Plays
Conductor: Andreas Hanson
Choreografy: Sara Ribbenstedt
Set design: Dan Turdén and Maria Petersson
Costume and mask design: Maria Petersson
Projections: Per Rydnert, Visual relief
Ensemble: Johan Schinkler, Ulrika Tenstam and Tomas Bolme together with child and youth choirs from Adolf Fredrik parish.

THE GARDE MANGER

2018

“…rythmic and precise direction”

– Claes Wahlin, Aftonbladet

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“…makes me wonderfully revived”

– Maria Edström, Expressen

 

“Left-wing populism in high form”

– Johannes Klenell, Arbetet

 

Kamraterna (2018)
Text: after the poetry by Jenny Wrangborg, with the same name
Dramatization: Birgitta Prejborn and Dan Turdén
Dramaturgy: Eva Sunmo
Music: Safoura Safavi
Set and costume design: Marie Moberg
Cast: Kajsa Ekström, Johanna Lazcano, Alexander Ohakas and Jenny Wrangborg

THE FOX & THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

2018

…points straight to the future.

– Ingvar von Malmborg, Tidskriften Opera

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…the opera wonder in Årsta.

–  Johanna Paulsson, Dagens Nyheter

 

Once again Dan Turdén has managed to show that in the performing arts, the necessity is the mother of inventions.

Claes Wahlin, Aftonbladet

 

Kamraterna (2018)
Renard, burlesque tale sung and played
Music and text: Igor Stravinsky
The Seven Deadly Sins, ballet with songs
Music: Kurt Weill
Text: Bertolt Brecht
Musical direction: Anna Christensson
Choreograph: Sara Ribbenstedt
Set design: Dan Turdén and Pelle Wittsäter
Costume design: Maria Petersson
Light: Niclas Lindgren
Cast: Carolina Blixt, Sara Ribbenstedt, William Davis Lind, Wiktor Sundqvist, Linus Flogell and Mikael Schmidberger

DIE ENTFURUNG AUS DEM SERAIL

2017

It is a radical and bold conception that actually works.

– Erik Graune, Tidskriften Opera

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This story has always been difficult to reproduce for a modern audience. In Årsta, it is reborn as a gripping and playful story of love and compulsion. Wonderfully.

– BoLöfvendal, Svenska Dagbladet

 

..scenically, it is an interesting grip that effectively rings the core question: Can one force someone to love?

– Johanna Paulsson, Dagens Nyheter

 

Kamraterna (2017)
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Text: Gottlieb Stephanie
Arrangements: Anna Christensson
Translation: Carl Johan Holzhausen
Adaptation: Dan Turdén
Musical direction: Anna Christensson
Set and costume design: Marie Moberg
Light: P-J Jansson
Cast: Natalie Hernborg, Elsa Ridderstedt, Ulric Björklund, Pär Lindskog, Anders Nyström and Tomas Engström

ALBERT HERRING

2017

An examination of the roles we play in front of each other – both at the University College of Opera College and in real life.

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University Collage of Opera in Stockholm (2017)
Music: Benjamin Britten
Text: Eric Crozier
Conductor: Per Borin
Set design: Dan Turdén and Pelle Wittsäter
Costume design: Viola Florin
Light: Jimmy Svensson
Cast: Ole Aleksander Bang/Nils Hübinette, Ann-Louise Lögdlund/Åsa Jäger, Ulrika Tenstam, Karin Osbeck and Ludwig WallmarkRyberg/Arash Azarbad, a o.

WEST SIDE STORY

2016

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Uppsala University (2016)
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Text: Artur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim
Translation: Erik Fägerborn
Adaptation: Dan Turdén
Conductor: Stefan Karpe
Choreograph: Dorte Olesen
Set and costume design: Nina Fransson
Light: P-J Jansson
Cast: Maria Hartmann, Rasmus Mononen, Frida Modén Treichl, Victor Molino Sanches, Nils Närman Svensson, Michael Westlund, Sara Birgén and Robert Panzenböck, a o.

DAS LIEBESVERBOT

2016

This is a very clever de-construction…

– Bo Löfvendal, Svenska Dagbladet

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I would rather regard this production as a defense for ‘dirty opera’, far from the aesthetic elegance often characterizing the productions at the institutions.

– Claes Wahlin, Aftonbladet

 

Kamraterna (2016)
Music and text: Richard Wagner
Arrangement: Anna Christensson
Translation: Martin Virin
Musical direction: Anna Christensson
Set and costume design: Nina Fransson and Sara Selander
Light: William Wenner and Lina Benneth
Cast: Anton Ljungqvist, Daniel Ralphsson, Mikael Onelius, Anders Nyström, Natalie Hernborg, Daniel Svensson, Heddie Färdig,
Elsa Ridderstedt, Anna-Sara Åberg, Jens Persson, Petter Reingardt, Ulrik De Geer, Maja Frydén and Ingrid Rådholm

FIDELIO

2014

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The music of Beethoven never loses its greatness, however small the format of the performance. You could say the same thing about this production: it is far greater than its format.

– Claes Wahlin, Aftonbladet

 

Fidelio is a production for the ironic generation, where all the noble things usually characterizing the opera is filtered through a distanced and exaggerated way of acting…

– Bo Löfvendal, Svenska Dagbladet

 

Kamraterna (2014)
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Text: Georg Friedrich Treitschke and Stephan von Breuning
Translation: Folke Abenius
Adaptation: Dan Turdén
Musical direction: Anna Christensson
Set design: Nina Fransson
Costume design: Åsa Norman and Evelina Hedin
Light: William Wenner and Lina Benneth
Cast: Daniel Ralphsson, Natalie Hernborg, Linus Flogell, Anders Nyström, Elsa Ridderstedt, Jens Palmqvist and Anton Ljungqvist

DER FREISCHÜTZ

2014

It’s easy to get lost without any self esteem.

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Schauspielhaus Graz (2014)
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Text: Johann Friedrich Kind
Set and costume design: Marie Moberg
Light: Paul Grilj
Cast: Margareta Klobucar, Tetiana Miyus, Taylan Reinhard and Wilfried Zelinka

PIERRETTE & JACQUOT

2014

…excellent directing debut…

– Malena Forsare, Sydsvenskan

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Offenbach’s dominant style features – schwung, delight, bite – are well taken care of in Dan Turdén’s adaptation and direction.

– Martin Lagerholm, Kvällsposten

 

Malmö Opera (2014)
Music: Jacques Offenbach and songs from Comedian Harmonists repertoire
Text: Jules Noriac and Philippe Gille
Arrangement: Jonas Forsell
Dialogues and adaptation: Dan Turdén
Lyrics: Dan Turdén och Jonas Forsell
Set and costume design: Nina Fransson
Light: Ilkka Häikiö
Cast: Natalie Hernborg, Leif Aruhn-Solén, Johan Hallsten and Miriam Treichl

LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS

2013

irresistible in it’s hilarious gender-bender.

– Bo Löfvendal, Svenska Dagbladet

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The independent group Kamraterna, under the direction of Dan Turdén, have managed to create something grand in the small format.

– Loretto Villalobos, Aftonbladet

 

Kamraterna (2013)
Music: Francis Poulenc
Text: Guillaume Apollinaire
Translation and musical direction: Martin Virin
Set design and light: Marie Moberg
Costume design: Åsa Norman
Cast: Natalie Hernborg, Daniel Ralphsson, Linus Flogell, Fredrik Annmo, Anton Ljungqvist, Kristina Martling, Hanna Fritzson, Daniel
Svenson, Lisa Thor, Jenny Hertzman and Rasmus Bodén

THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF

2012

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Kamraterna (2012)
Music and text: Gian Carlo Menotti
Translation: Magnus Lindman
Musical direction: Martin Virin
Set design: Dan Turdén
Costume design: Åsa Norman
Cast: Therese Badman Stenius, Sara Widén, Caroline Christensen, Linus Flogell, Monica Almqvist-Lovén and Dan Turdén

ZAIDE

2011

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Kamraterna (2011)
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dialogues: Monica Almqvist-Lovén
Lyrics: Dan Turdén
Musical direction: Erik Österberg
Set and costume design: Lena Lindgren
Light: Hans Österlund
Cast: Sara Widén, Jon Nilsson, Daniel Ralphsson and Linus Flogell

THE LOVER

2009

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Kamraterna (2009)
By: Harold Pinter
Translation: Birgitta Prejborn
Set and costume design: Dan Turdén
Light: Hans Österlund
Cast: Monica Almqvist-Lovén, Maximilian Mellfors and Daniel Ralphsson

HELDEN WIE WIR

2008

…a hilarious, fast-paced and twisted performance…

– Mats Granberg

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Kamraterna (2008)
By: Tomas Brussig
Set and costume design: Dan Turdén
Light: Hans Österlund
Cast: Maximilian Mellfors