*1986 in Lidköping, lives in Copenhagen
Regina Fredriksson is a soprano. She was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. She finished her master’s in 2013 and her bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in 2011 under Eva Hess Thaysen and Hanna Hjort as her main singing teachers. Roles she played during her studies included L’enfant from Maurice Ravels L’enfant et les Sortileges and a nun in Dialogues des Carmelites by Francis Poulenc on The Old Stage at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, as well as the soprano part in Gioachino Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.
Omnia tempus habent (For Every Thing There is a Season)
I want to research different dimensions of time and space in the direction of a person’s perspective on an aspect of life, and will use the phrase Omnia tempus habent (For Every Thing There is a Season) as a fundamental platform. Is the time for certain things in life and how these are positioned simply a result of the different choices we make in life and how they affect us or is it a reaction to these elements? How is our space compared to or combined with these thoughts? Creation of space in different aspects of life and inner feelings and energies. Space in time, especially when we feel closed in or restricted by a limited space. How is this to be seen? And in our weakest points? The inner feeling of our being. How can this be shown in space? Space in movement and movement as time passages. What can we control in all of this? To process or be processed, to control or be controlled? What is or what could be? What’s the connection and what’s between that connects the movements in terms of space? What’s the silence that connects in terms of space and time? What is it that we are expressing without words with our inner life and feelings? What can’t be explained with our words? In the end it is our experiences that may potentially be able to shift the perspective into another space and dimension of a person and their faith.
Concept, performance: Regina Fredriksson; Performers: Regina Fredriksson (Sopran), Matthias Bauer (Kontrabass); Director: Arila Siegert; Coaching: Katrin Kapplusch
Music: Desdemona’s pray from Otello by Gioachino Rossinis / Omnia tempus habent by Arne Mellnäs / Dido’s Lament and Recitative from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell