About the album
With this work, librettist Cecilie Loveid has taken the Danish myth of Hamlet and the Shakespeare play of the same name and virtually removed most of the men. She has also done away with many of the words. Shakespeare's deep and strongly expressive brooder has become a rather stuttering figure, with a fragility that is underscored in the music. Composer Henrik Hellstenius provides Hamlet with a wide scope of vocal articulation. The Prince's voice traverses the full range, with rapid shifts from child-like melodies through to recitatives and booming, resonant timbres.
12Scene 1 - Let's be hopeless
13Scene 2 - Already a river
14Scene 3 - Hi Ophelia!
15Scene 4 - I am a mouse
16Scene 5 - Rainbows
17Scene 6 - The drip of blood
18Scene 7 - On a windy day
19Scene 8 - The Black Prince is back
110Scene 9 - I tremble and listen
111Scene 10 - Where are you?
112Scene 11 - Murder and waiting
113Scene 12 - To get bigger eyes
114Scene 13 - I'm a little happy