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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the U.S. Premiere of HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint - BUST

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the U.S. Premiere of HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint
Friday, March 15, 2019, 07:30pm
Contact Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

On the occasion of the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, see the U.S. Premiere of an opera about Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, inspired by her unique body of spiritual works. Directed by librettist Mira Bartov, HILMA highlights pivotal moments from af Klint's life, and features costumes by Ulrika Lilliehöök and a set designed by Fredrik Glahns. The cast includes Mette af Klint as the enigmatic Hilma, Fredrik af Klint (a relative of the artist) as Rudolf Steiner and his own grandfather Erik af Klint, and Alma Adolfsson as Hilma's little sister (recorded), Hermina. Composer Benjamin Staern connects tones and timbres with the colors and shapes of af Klint's abstract works. Pianist Stefan Lindgren, violinist Victoria Stjerna, and cellist Andreas Lavothe provide accompaniment. 

Location Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process