Malmö City Theatre (Swedish : Malmö stadsteater) in Malmö, Sweden, is the main theatre of Malmö.
The first theatre in Malmö, Malmö Teater, was built in 1808 but became out of use in 1938. The Malmö City Theatre was built by the architect Sigurd Lewerentz between 1932 and 1944. From its opening in 1944 and until 1992 it was one of Sweden's leading city theatres. From the 1950s it was run by director Ingmar Bergman who staged a number of memorable and important productions with an ensemble which included popular "Bergman-actors" such as Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow, Naima Wifstrand, Gertrud Fridh and Ingrid Thulin.
In 1992 the theatre was reorganized as Malmö Musik och Teater AB, and finally in 1994 split in four independent companies: Malmö Dramatiska Teater AB (Malmö Dramatic Theatre), Malmö symfoniorkester AB (Malmö Symphony Orchestra), Skånes Dansteater AB (Skåne Dance Theatre) and Malmö Musikteater AB (Malmö Music Theatre).
While the first three of the group of four moved to other performance spaces, only the Malmö Music Theatre remained in the building. By the end of the 1990s it was renamed in its present form - the Malmö Opera and Music Theatre - and the stage is nowadays used solely as an opera house.
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. Considered to be among the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Bergman's films include Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966), Cries and Whispers (1972), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), and Fanny and Alexander (1982); the last two exist in extended television versions.
Malmö is the largest city of the Swedish county of Skåne County, the third-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the sixth-largest city in Scandinavia, with a population of 316,588 inhabitants out of a municipal total of 338,230 in 2018. The Malmö Metropolitan Region is home to over 700,000 people, and the Øresund Region, which includes Malmö, is home to 4 million people.
Malmö Opera is an opera house in Malmö, Sweden. An opera company of the same name presents seasons of opera in this house.
Persona is a 1966 Swedish psychological drama film, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann. The story revolves around a young nurse named Alma (Andersson) and her patient, well-known stage actress Elisabet Vogler (Ullmann), who has suddenly stopped speaking. They move to a cottage, where Alma cares for Elisabet, confides in her and begins having trouble distinguishing herself from her patient.
Arlöv is the seat of Burlöv Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden. It is statistically not defined as a locality of its own, but forms part of the contiguous city of Malmö, 5 km northeast of downtown Malmö. Out of Malmö's 280,000 inhabitants, 11,000 live in Arlöv. However, in the 1950s, a public vote took place, deciding once and for all that Burlöv Municipality would never be a part of Malmö.
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Through a Glass Darkly is a 1961 Swedish family drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starring Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow and Lars Passgård. The film tells the story of a schizophrenic young woman (Andersson) vacationing with her family on a remote island, during which time her author father attempts to use her illness in his work, her brother experiences sexual frustration, and she experiences delusions about meeting God, who appears to her in the form of a monstrous spider.
Harriet Andersson is a Swedish actress, best known outside Sweden for being part of director Ingmar Bergman's stock company. She often plays impulsive, working class characters.
The Magic Flute is Ingmar Bergman's 1975 film version of Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte. It was intended as a television production and was first shown on Swedish television on 1 January 1975, but was followed by a cinema release later that year. The work is widely viewed as one of the most successful films of an opera ever made, and as an unusual item in the director's oeuvre.
The Royal Dramatic Theatre is Sweden's national stage for "spoken drama", founded in 1788. Around one thousand shows are put on annually on the theatre's eight running stages.
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The City Tunnel is a 17-kilometre rail link in Malmö, Sweden, running between Malmö Central Station and the Øresund Bridge, of which six kilometres under Malmö city centre is in tunnel, to increase capacity on the Scanian network by changing Malmö C from a terminus to a through station. It's a part of the Øresund Line to Copenhagen Central Station. The work was projected to cost 9.45 billion SEK. Under construction since March 2005, the line was inaugurated by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on December 4, 2010, and revenue service commenced on December 12, 2010. Unlike other dual track railways in Sweden, is right-side traffic used. The spot at which the two tracks shifts side, is located in Arlöv around 5 km north-east of Malmö Central Station, and isn't considered to be a part this particular railway.
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Gertrud Fridh was a Swedish stage and film actress.
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Malmö Theatre Academy is a theatre academy at Lund University in Malmö, Sweden, which educates actors, playwrights and performance artists.
Hedvig Beata Marianne Bergström was a Swedish photographer. She was born on 13 August 1921 in Uddevalla, Sweden and died on 12 October 2016. She is known for her portraits and dance and theatre images taken at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Royal Swedish Opera, Vasa Theatre and other Stockholm theatres.
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