Born of the stage, Romeo & Julia Kören honours a musical storytelling tradition.
Since our foundation in 1991 Romeo & Julia Kören has toured more than 35 countries including China, USA, Chile, Russia, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Japan, France, Iceland, Tibet, Mexico, Kurdistan and Germany. Romeo & Julia Kören has also performed at the Nobel Prize banquet on five separate occasions and at the wedding of Crown Princess Viktoria and Prince Daniel in 2010.
The ensemble sings and emotes, making each performance a visual as well as a musical experience. The result is a unique form of vocal drama. Our eclectic repertoire spans from Italian Renaissance and French Baroque to Slavic songs and fiery folk tunes. Romeo & Julia Kören takes the audience on a magic carpet ride that features tender tales of love as well as burlesque comedy.
The ensemble was formed in 1991 singing musical interludes in a production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and then began producing our own Renaissance concerts that display the distinctive flair of the Artistic Director, Benoît Malmberg — a magnificent mélange of singing, dance and theatre. The ensemble consists of a mix of singers, actors, musicians and dancers.
We perform in various constellations, ranging from fifteen singers down to a quartet, or a soloist, with a Renaissance lute and percussion instruments painting a musical backdrop. Drama and vocals are fused into an expressive, playful, genre-transcending experience. Ever-evolving, Romeo & Julia Kören´s prime objective is to captivate and entertain.