"AGONY – an eating opera" is a delicate, reflective, and taboo-breaking opera that invites its audience for dinner.
The libretto tells the story of modern-day’s struggles against patriarchy and conservatism.
AGONY is an allegory of modern man’s existence in the shadow of looming disasters, with the main character, Il Padre, sitting at the end of the table.
AGONY is a brand-new opera concept where chef and food stylist Michelle Appelros creates a spectacular dinner, which is served live.
Composer, librettist: Line Tjørnhøj
Director, co-author, and set designer: Giacomo Ravicchio
Chef, food stylist and performer: Michelle Appelros
Singers: Robert Koller, Daniel Carlsson and Anna Ottertun
Cellist: Marie Louise Lind
Violinist: Anna Jalving
Percussionists: Ying-Hsueh Chen and Sara Rosendal
Conductor, musical rehearsals: Mathias Skaarup Sørensen
Lighting designer: Christoffer Gulløv
Video designer: Jens Mønsted
Costume designer: Marianne Meyer
Technician: Frederik Eberhardt
Production assistants: Christina Mattson & Hanna Donslund
Photo: Anders Bigum
Photo Food: Signe Vad & Michelle Appelros
PR manager: Karen Toftegaard
Production management and administration: 1:1 Produktion / Louise Kirkegaard & Maria Meyer
Producer: Tone – Kunst & Komposition Food collaboration: Spiselauget