Anders Nilsson, (Stockholm, 1954) is a Swedish composer that has premiered some works in his native country. One of them is Zarah, based on the life of the actress Zarah Leander, during her years in Germany and her stardom in the Nazi period.
Though she is not very well know outside Germany or the Nordic countries, Leander was a big star back in the 1930s and 1940s. Her career was controversial because she was one the main attractions of the UFA, though Leander always said that for her it was just a job, and she never was a member of the Nazi party.
This is a Leander's movie:
The opera relates the last years of Leander in Germany, until her final exit in 1943. We can watch some scenes in youtube: