The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal - Poster 3c - baner


Coming Soon

Stockholm Auditions!


Epic Eye Magazine – Interview with João MacDowell about The Seventh Seal

Act I Preview concerts wore presented in the Fall of 2016.

Moments from Act 1 (12min):



Act 1 in full – (1hour – chamber version):



Dramatis Personae:

Death – Soprano

Knight – Antonius Block – Tenor

Squire – Jöns – Mezzo-soprano

Actor – Jof – Tenor

Actress – Mia – Soprano

Monk – Bass-baritone

Witch and Knight’s Wife – Soprano


– Corpses, ghosts, crusaders, the waiting wives and children, villagers,

monks, penitents, drunkards, guards of the inquisition.

Check our Cast for the Preview Concerts


Ingmar Bergman – The Seventh Seal

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Our Posters for the November Act 1 Recital recently won double Platinum and six Gold awards from Graphis International.

The Poster n.1 is  featured on the cover of the Graphis Design Annual 2017. 


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“It may be folly to think that life and thus death could hold any secrets. With The Seventh Seal Bergman spoke to this modern query in a medieval setting rendered at once awesome and intimate in chiaroscuro. A knight, Antonius Block (Max von Sydow), and his squire Jöns return disillusioned from the Crusades to the hysteria of plague-infested fourteenth-century Sweden. On the shore Block encounters Death and challenges him to a game of chess, playing for time to perform one significant act in life. What is timeless about this existential passion play is the humanity of its characters, who seem to shun allegory like a kind of narrative death: Block, whom the Crusades took away from the real—the only proof of God—to the torment of the abstract; Jöns, cynical sensualist who articulates the void; Death himself, a picture of inconclusiveness; and the dreamer Jof and his wife, actors traveling into light.”

Judy Bloch

The Seventh Seal