A hauntingly silent and intimate affair awaits when Silent Zone invites you inside a dysfunctional family. A taboo incident has taken away the daughter’s language in the house, and instead her brother must investigate and confront the past on both of their behalf. Louise Alenius wrote her English libretto after collecting statements from people who have had the abuse close to them – and knows how difficult it is to break a taboo once it has settled in the walls of the home, in the family, in the body.

Venue: The substation and Malmö Operahouse



The mother Gitta-Maria Sjöberg

Father Sten Byriel

The son Morten Grove Frandsen

Daughter Ying-Hsueh Chen



Violin Louise Gorm

Viola Jenny Lüning

Cello Lea Emilie Brøndal Pedersen

Double bass Andreas Hjorth Jessen

Piano Louise Schrøder


Composer and librettist Louise Alenius

Director Tue Biering

Scenography Ida Grarup Nielsen

Creative developer and initiator: Tine Juul Reingaard

Caster and physical dramaturg: Sosha Teperowska

Lighting design: Martin Danielsen

The family in flashbacks: Alfred Kann, Mona Alenius Kaniewski, Jeanette Lindbæk Birk, Kenneth Andersson


Supported by the Danish Composer Association’s Production Pool and KODA’s Cultural Funds.