Following your own Musicality

As music director of the Folkoperan Stockholm, Henrik Schaefer started the season 2021/22 by bringing the house fresh ideas – and not just through the original romantic sound.

Together with director Tobias Theorell, who came to the Folkoperan as artistic director just one year prior, he approached the idea of romantic sound at the season opener 2021 with Verdi's Don Carlos. In July 2021, the two gave insights into their plans as an artistic team.

© Irmeli Jung

In 2019, Wergo released a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen.