Financial Times, 6 agosto 2014, Shirley Apthorp
Querini Opera, Querini Hall, Røst, Norway – review
A true-life tale of shipwrecked Venetian mariners is at the heart of this unusual work
On a windswept chunk of rock above the Arctic Circle, a lifeboat carrying 16 Venetian sailors washed up in January 1432. After 29 days in a shepherd’s hut, eating snow and shellfish, the remaining 11 survivors were rescued by the inhabitants of nearby Røstlandet. They were rowed to safety, fed, clothed and cared for on Røst – as this Norwegian archipelago is known – for four months...
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