Ljusterö Operasommar started off in February 2013 to continue the musical activities of ”Ljusterö Operafestival Jussi Björling in memoriam”. Our ambition is to support and organize concerts and performances on the island of Ljusterö, one of the biggest islands in the northern part of the Stockholm archipelago. But we also tour some of the other islands when there is a possibility to do so.
For the summer 2017 two different events are scheduled;
OPERA GALA, with soloists from the Royal Opera of Stockholm
In the Church of Ljusterö. 23nd of July, at 4 p.m.
This beautiful wooden church with its lovely acoustics is very much connected with Jussi Björling’s name. He spent his summers in his beloved country house, and sang generously whenever the local assembly hall needed to be repaired, or when the parish wanted to buy a bridal crown. Thanks to this fundraising concert (in 1944, 10th of August) there is a lovely crown to be borrowed from the church, whenever a couple in love wants to use it for their marriage ceremony.
OPERAKUL, for children 5-9 years of age
10-13 of August,
Vaxholm, Blidö, Möja, Ljusterö