Steingrimur Rohloff and Athelas Sinfonietta nominated for this year’s Reumert

The nominations for this year’s Reumert theatre prize has been revealed. It’s a pleasure to announce that Steingrimur Rohloff’s “Babel” is nominated in the category “Opera of the Year”

Photo: Christoffer Askman

Produced and performed by the Athelas Sinfonietta, with a libretto by Morten SøndergårdBabel was premiered on November 7th, 2014 during the Wundergrund Festival and is inspired by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges’ short story The Library of Babel. In Steingrimur Rohloff’s opera the words of Borges’ text melts together with Rohloff's music through, for instance, interactions, video-doubles and filmed arias.

Babel is nominated along with Concerto Copenhagen’s Ottone in Villa and The Funen Opera's Other Buildings.

The award ceremony takes place at The Royal Playhouse in Copenhagen on June 21th.

Take a look at Edition·S’ feature on new opera in which Babel is mentioned.