Opening scene from Magnus Bunnskog's chamber opera "S:t Sebastians blick" ("Saint Sebastian's gaze"), based on the life of the Japanese writer and extreme right-wing activist Yukio Mishima, his literature, and his love for the image of Saint Sebastian, death and poetry.
In a forest of dreams, the old woman Komachi sings a lament for the decapitated heads of Mishima and Morita.
Live performance 2011-05-29 at Teater Giljotin in Stockholm, Sweden. Language: Swedish
Komachi: Thomas Sepp (baritone)
Mishima: Emil Arvidsson (baritone)
Kristine West (recorders), Ivo Nilsson (trombone), Magdalena Meitzner (percussion), Mikael Augustsson (accordeon), Nigar Dadasheva (piano), Mårten Wåhlström (double bass), Magnus Bunnskog (electronics), Jan Risberg (conductor)
Director: Öllegård Goulos
Music & libretto: Magnus Bunnskog
Camera: Magnus Lunell