fter receiving hate mail over a concert that included music by LGBT composers, a Swedish orchestra decided to turn the message into music
An anonymous letter to the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra reportedly said that the performance made the sender “want to vomit” and cancel his or her membership at the concert hall.
After a suggestion by tenor Rickard Söderberg, the words were transformed into an opera libretto.
Söderberg posted a sample of the piece to his Facebook page. “I cannot let hate with such poetical ambitions go unnoticed,” he said in the post. Regarding the original letter writer, he added: “It’s a shame that they cancelled their subscriptions, so that they cannot hear their nice libretto.”