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Our baritone Marcus Jupither as Shem/Pilate in "Livet bok" with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

During his last years, Sven-David Sandström (1942–2019) worked on an opera with libretto by Niklas Rådström, based on the latter’s novel Boken, (The Book) from 2013. It is a bold and visionary rendition of the biblical books as a single story about creation and life. Full of poetry and powerful stories. We can proudly announce that the world premiere of The Book of Life will take place as a concert performance in Norrköping on October 14 with 22 soloists and Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Norrköping's Vocal Ensemble conducted by Tobias Ringborg and directed by Peter Oskarson.


The Book of Life is a unique project, an all-night opera where the audience meets The Man and The Woman, Moses, Jesus, Sarah, the three archangels and many more from the Bible’s rich gallery of characters. It will be performed as a concert opera with limited staging. The premiere is on October 14 and a second performance on October 15 in De Geerhallen, Norrköping. In addition to the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the world famous Eric Ericson Chamber Choir as well as a cast of 22 soloists ranging from opera students to world class artists.

Dirigent Tobias Ringborg
Miriam Treichl, The Woman
Jeremy Carpenter, The Man
Hege Gustava Tjønn, Angel 1
Matilda Paulsson, Angel 2
Josefine Andersson, Angel 3
Jakob Högström, Jesus
Hannes Öberg, Moses/Peter
Ingrid Tobiasson, Sarah
Martina Dike, Mary of Magdala
Conny Thimander, High Priest/Japheth
Joel Annmo, Cain/Isaiah/Prophet 1/Zophar
Johan Schinkler, Noah/Aaron/Jeremiah
Markus Jupither, Shem/Pilate
Olle Persson, Pharaoh/Job/Paul
Marianne Eklöf, Pharaoh's wife
Lars Arvidsson, Abraham/Amos/Profet/Eliphas
Karin Mobacke, Adataneses/Miriam
Anders Larsson, Jonah
Wiktor Sundqvist, Joshua/A Prophet/Young man
Ebba Lejonclou, Woman 1
Vilma Skäryd, Woman 2

Körer Eric Ericsons Kammarkör
Norrköpings Vokalensemble
Regi Peter Oskarson
Ljus Per Sundin


Written By
Göran Eliasson
03 november 2022