Born of the stage, Romeo & Julia Kören honours a musical storytelling tradition.
Since their start in 1991 Romeo & Julia Kören has toured more then 30 countries including China ( 2017), USA, Chile, Russia, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Japan, France, Iceland, Tibet, Mexico, Kurdistan and Kosovo. Romeo & JuliaKören 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. Their eclectic repertoire spans from Italian Renaissance and French Baroque to Slavic songs and fiery folk tunes. Romeo & Julia Kören takes the audienceon 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. After that they produced their own Renaissance concerts that display the distinctive flair of their Artistic Director, Benoît Malmberg — a magnificent mélange of singing, dance and theatre. The ensemble is a mix of singers, actors, musicians and dancers. They 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.