Ansgar Krook was born Nils Ansgar Paul Krook on 2 March, 1962 in Uppsala. In 1975, he played the Second Spirit in Ingmar Bergman's Trollfl÷jten alongside Urban Malmberg and Erland von Heijne, who played the other two spirits.
Ansgar was a Swedish director and singer. He was also one of Sweden's most famous conductors, founding Kammerensemblen in 1984, an ensemble specializing in post-1900 classical music. He died 29 September 1992 in Stockholm.
Erland von HeijneAnsgar KrookUrban Malmberg Instead of simply filming a staged run-through of the opera, Bergman chooses to play with the framework around such a performance given in Stockholm's elegant Drottningholm Theatre. Intermittent shots of audience reactions and sudden, psychologically probing close-up angles result in a richly textured, multilayered effect. Urban Malmberg (first boy), Ansgar Krook (second boy), Erland von Heijne (third boy).