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The opera is produced by KTH in collaboration with Vadstena-Akademinen.


Composer Carl Unander-Scharin
Libretto Åsa Unander-Scharin & Carl Unander-Scharin in collaboration with Nils Spangenberg; built on a book by Hannes Alfvén from 1966 

Production team

Staging & Choreography Åsa Unander-Scharin
Musical direction Carl Unander-Scharin
Visual design & software development Ludvig Elblaus
Software development Federico Visi
Robot choreography Åsa Unander-Scharin
Costume & props design Anna Ardelius
Makeup design Theresia Frisk
Lighting design Jimmy Svensson 

Technical team

Technical leader and stage manager Jimmy Svensson
Director´s assistant Olov Nilsson
Assistant robotics programming Elsa Benzinger
Sound & recordings Maurice Mogard
Costume cutter & tailor Mika Luther
Props. Costume, makeup during performances Barbro Lennartsdotter
Press photos Martin Hellström
Language coach Jeremy Carpenter  

Publisher Svensk Musik 


Computa (alto) Anna Larsson (pre-recorded voice from the future)
Argon (dancer) Arina Trostyanetskaya
Hydrogenii (soprano) Elísabet Eínarsdottir
Oxygeni (mezzo) Linnea Andreassen
Nitritio (baritone) Jakob Högström
Carbon (bass) John Erik Eleby

Non human performers

Robot "Queen"YuMi IRB 14000-501646 (ABB)
Robot "King"YuMi IRB 14000-500269 (ABB)
The Vocal Chorder*
The Observer*
Gestural Obbligato & Mimicking Organ*
The Suspended Choir*

*These are developed with the support of Kulturbryggan, Luleå University of Technology and Karlstad University.


Violin Rebecka Karlsson
Recorders Kerstin Frödin
Lirone & Bass Viola da Gamba Nora Roll
Bass Trombone & Contra Bass Trombone Lars Westergren
Percussion Rolf Landberg

Musical coaches Martin Hellström, Michael Engström & Ludvig Nilsson


Managing and artistic director Nils Spangenberg
Production planning Terese Lindström
Press and marketing Eleonor Hjorth 
Accountant manager Jeanette Persson 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Project manager production Leif Handberg
Project manager operations Ellie Karlsson
Fund raising Ulf Bolin, Philip von Segebaden