Gothenburg Opera,  April 2016

Composer, Ambroise Thomas / Conductor, Henrik Schaefer/ Director, Stephen Langridge/ Lighting, Paul Pyant. Photographs; © Mats Backer



“..production designer Samal Blak strong visualization..”
— Erik Wallrup, Svenska Dagbladet


Scenography, choir and music! All brilliant…
it is a magnificent piece of operatic art as it has taken shape at the Gothenburg Opera,
— alba.nu, Britt Nordberg


“This was an unforgettable operatic experience”……”Samal Blak’s evocative sets work perfectly with this vision and also provide reflective surfaces so that the singers are clearly audible whichever direction they are facing, allowing more naturalistic acting…. ”
— seenandheard-international, Niklas Smith


— Magnus Haglund, Gøteborgs- Posten


Opera Art at the high level
— Martin Nyström, DAGENS NYHETER


““The immortal work becomes magical”
With the set design and costumes that place the work in the present day is the meaning of Shakespeare’s drama of the human condition that ultimately are the same now as they were 400 years ago.