• Hans Abrahamsen
  • Snedronningen (2018)
    (The Snow Queen)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)

Based on H.C. Andersen's 'The Snow Queen'

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  • 12S,8B
  • 2S,Ms,C,2T,Ct,B
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • Hans Abrahamsen / Henrik Engelbrecht
  • Danish, English
    • 4th June 2022, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The children, Gerda and Kay, are close friends. They live across an alley from each other and happily chat, play, and tend a rose which is growing in their backyard. The children are content until tragedy strikes: Kay’s eye and heart are pierced with fragments of a mirror, and the loving boy Kay then vanishes. The Snow Queen has put him under her spell and taken him to her palace of snow and ice. It is up to Gerda to find him and free him.

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