Bloodhoof // Dark Music Days 2020
Bloodhoof is a chamber opera by Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir with visuals by Tinna Kristjánsdóttir, created to the award winning poetic cycle of the same name by Icelandic poet Gerður Kristný, performed by Umbra ensemble and guest performers. This contemporary version of an Old Norse tale, Skírnismál, seen in the light of abduction and abuse of giantess Gerður Gymisdóttir, is here told by an ensemble of female voices, strings and visuals in a work of elemental earthiness.
Bloodhoof will be released in early 2020 on Innova Recordings with Umbra ensemble. The work was performed at MATA Festival and PEN World Voices Festival, NY last year to critical acclaim.