Farfuglinn – The Migrant Bird (2010)
Chamber opera with live computer processing sounds, duration 53:00
Opera in three movements based on “The Mother” by H.C.Andersen and “The Stray Birds” by Rabindranath Tagore.
World premiere by Strengjaleikhúsið at the Dark Music Days Festival in Reykjavik, 2010.
Libretto – Messíana Tómasdóttir
Director and Costume Design – Messíana Tómasdóttir
Music and Electronic sounds – Hilmar Thórdarson
Assistance electronics – Gísli Galdur Thorgeirsson
Lights – Arnar Ingvarsson
Video design and projection – Salbjörg Rita Jónsdóttir
Mother – Ingibjörg Guðjónsdóttir (Soprano)
Death – Jóhann Smári Sævarsson (Bariton/Bass)
Child – Halla Messíana Kristinsdóttir (Soprano)
Flute and Bass Flute – Melkorka Ólafsdóttir
Clarinet and Bass Clarinet – Rúnar Óskarsson