Notorious is a newly composed opera, based on Hitchcock's spy thriller. It has been composed by opera composer Hans Gefors and librettist Kerstin Perski, and will be staged by one of the most compelling contemporary opera directors, the British Keith Warner, and sung by an impressively powerful team of Swedish singers. The main role has been written especially for Nina Stemme.
The other principal roles have also been written especially for their singers: Katarina Karnéus, who recently received the Swedish royal medal Litteris et Artibus, John Lundgren, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark’s honorary title for singers, equivalent to the Swedish title hovsångare, or court singer) and Michael Weinius, court singer. The internationally popular Patrik Ringborg will conduct. He received the Svenska Dagbladet Opera Prize in 2014.,