Concerts beyond the ordinary
In the world of early music, Romeo & Julia Kören has carved out its own niche creating dramatized concerts as much for the eyes as for the ears. Drama, music and choreography are fused into an expressive, playful, genre-transcending experience.
The members of the ensemble are all accomplished performers in their own right. Musicians, actors, singers and dancers, their joint talents blend to create unique concerts filled with spectacular music, drama, romance and comedy. Artistic director Benoît Malmberg is constantly developing Romeo & Julia Kören’s artistic expression challenging the way this music traditionally is performed. His knowledge of and love for art and history is apparent in the magnificent images he creates which together with his interpretations of the music truly creates a complete visual, sensual and musical experience.
Touring the world
Romeo & Julia Kören’s significant way of performing has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike all around the world for almost thirty years. Tours have brought the ensemble to more than 35 countries including China, USA, Chile, Russia, Croatia, Italy, Japan, France, Kosovo, Russia, Iceland, Tibet, Mexico, Kurdistan and Germany. Among the vast number of spectacular venues visited are the NCPA in Beijing, Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, and Sanssouci in Potsdam. The ensemble has frequently performed at celebrations for the Swedish Royal Family, and at the Nobel Prize Banquet no less than five times.
The sizable repertoire span from Italian, Spanish, English, and French Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces to Slavic songs and fiery Swedish folk tunes. With arrangements specifically written for the ensemble, they dare to challenge the traditional way of performing this music, revitalizing it and making it appealing and relevant to an audience of today.