LEAVES is a genre-crossing operatic production, commissioned for the Copenhagen Opera Festival in 2015. The gala performance of LEAVES took place underground in a huge Cold War-era bunker beneath Copenhagen’s municipal hospital. Once used as a subterranean emergency hospital but long since abandoned, the audience was led through the labyrinthine corridors that have been closed to the public for decades.

The eleven songs comprising LEAVES are composed by Efterklang and Karsten Fundal and directed by Christian Lollike from the theatre Sort/Hvid. English lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen and set design by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz.

Katinka Fogh VIndelev (soprano, We Like We), Lisbeth Balslev (soprano), Casper Clausen (Efterklang), Nicolai Elsberg (bass, Spillemændene) and Morten Grove Frandsen (countertenor)

In the beginning of 2017 LEAVES will tour around Europe.