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Peer Gynt

Oslo Opera House, Main Stage, Oslo, Norway
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Important Info
Type: Opera
City: Oslo, Norway
Starts at: 19:00
Intervals: 1
Duration: 3h
Sung in: Norwegian
Titles in: Norwegian,English

E-tickets: Print at home or at the box office of the event if so specified. You will find more information in your booking confirmation email.

You can only select the category, and not the exact seats.
If you order 2 or 3 tickets: your seats will be next to each other.
If you order 4 or more tickets: your seats will be next to each other, or, if this is not possible, we will provide a combination of groups of seats (at least in pairs, for example 2+2 or 2+3).

Cast
Performers
Actress: Ågot Sendstad (Mother Åse)
Soprano: Frøy Hovland Holtbakk (Solveig)
Actor: Herbert Nordrum (Peer Gynt)
Chorus: Norwegian National Opera Children`s Chorus
Chorus: Norwegian National Opera Chorus
Orchestra: Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Thomas Søndergaard
Creators
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Playwright: Henrik Ibsen
Director: Johannes Holmen Dahl
Overview

Ibsen’s text and Grieg’s music are finally brought together again!

A star-studded team of actors, singers and musicians guarantees a powerful experience in a fully staged production of Peer Gynt. Johannes Holmen Dahl is in charge of direction.

Most people are familiar with Peer Gynt, the braggart who drinks, lies and charms women, but runs away when the going gets tough, the adventurer who fights his inner demons and outer tribulations and enjoys success abroad – but ultimately returns to his beloved Solveig. 

A meeting of masters between Grieg and Ibsen 
Just like during the original premiere in 1876, we are presenting Ibsen’s amazing verse play to the accompaniment of Edvard Grieg’s magnificent original music. This is rarely done nowadays.  

In this new production of Peer Gynt, director Johannes Holmen Dahl explores what the tension between Ibsen’s political satire and Edvard Grieg’s national romantic music has to say to us today. 

A dream team of artists 
Johannes Holmen Dahl is one of the country’s leading stage directors who, together with set designer and costume designer Nia Damerell, has produced several critically acclaimed performances, including Hamlet (2021) and Tid for glede (2022). 

Herbert Nordrum, best known for Oscar-nominated Verdens verste menneske (The Worst Person in the World) and the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed Hamlet, is performing the role of Peer, while Norwegian National Opera performer Frøy Hovland Holtbakk is Solveig.

Together with a strong ensemble of performers, the Opera Orchestra, the Opera Chorus, the Opera Children’s Chorus and Ragnhild Hemsing on the Hardanger fiddle, it promises to be a unique experience in which the essence of Ibsen’s text is given centre stage and the music the opportunity to shine.

In partnership with the National Theatre and Bergen International Festival.

Venue Info

Oslo Opera House - Oslo
Location   Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1

The Oslo Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjørvika neighbourhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord. It is operated by Statsbygg, the government agency which manages property for the Norwegian government. The structure contains 1,100 rooms in a total area of 38,500 m2 (414,000 sq ft). The main auditorium seats 1,364 and two other performance spaces can seat 200 and 400. The main stage is 16 m (52 ft) wide and 40 m (130 ft) deep. The angled exterior surfaces of the building are covered with marble from Carrara, Italy and white granite and make it appear to rise from the water. It is the largest cultural building constructed in Norway since Nidarosdomen was completed circa 1300.

In 1999, after a long national debate, the Norwegian legislature decided to construct a new opera house in the city. A design competition was held and, of the 350 entries received, the judges chose that of Snøhetta. Construction started in 2003 and was completed in 2007, ahead of schedule and 300 million NOK (~US$52 million) under its budget of 4.4 billion NOK (~US$760 million). The gala opening on 12 April 2008 was attended by His Majesty King Harald, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and President Tarja Halonen of Finland and other leaders. During the first year of operation, 1.3 million people passed through the building's doors.

The Opera House won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in October 2008 and the 2009 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

The roof of the building angles to ground level, creating a large plaza that invites pedestrians to walk up and enjoy the panoramic views of Oslo. While much of the building is covered in white granite and La Facciata, a white Italian carrara marble, the stage tower is clad in white aluminium, in a design by Løvaas & Wagle that evokes old weaving patterns.

The lobby is surrounded by 15 m (49 ft) tall windows with minimal framing and special glass that allows maximum views of the water. The roof is supported by thin angled columns also designed not to interfere with views.

Interior surfaces are covered in oak to bring warmth to spaces in contrast to the coolness of the white exterior. The main auditorium is a horseshoe shape and illuminated by an oval chandelier containing 5,800 handmade crystals. Seats include monitors for the electronic libretto system, allowing audiences to follow opera libretti in Norwegian and English in addition to the original language.

Several art projects were commissioned for the interior and exterior of the Opera House. The most notable is She Lies, a sculpture constructed of stainless steel and glass panels by Monica Bonvicini. It is permanently installed on a concrete platform in the fjord adjacent to Opera House and floats on the water moving in response to tides and wind to create an ever-changing face to viewers. The work was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Sonja on 11 May 2010.

A perforated wall panel which covers roof supports in the lobby was designed by Olafur Eliasson. It features hexagonal opening and is illuminated from below and behind to create the illusion of melting ice. Other artists involved in the construction include Kristian Blystad, Jorunn Sannes and Kalle Grude, who designed the shape of the pavers on the forecourt and roof; Bodil Furu and Trine Lise Nedreaas, who created a film and video project; Marte Aas, Talleiv Taro Manum, Tom Sandberg, Gerd Tinglum and Nina Witoszek Fitzpatrick, who created the art book Site Seeing; and Linus Elmes and Ludvig Löfgren, who created the foundation stone.

The main stage curtain is the work of Pae White who designed it to look like crumpled aluminum foil. White scanned a crumpled piece of foil into a computer which translated the information to a loom that wove the curtain from wool, cotton and polyester to create a three-dimensional effect. The curtain was manufactured by the German-based theatrical equipment company Gerriets GmbH. The finished curtain measures 74 ft (23 m) wide and 36 ft (11 m) and weighs 1,100 lb (500 kg).

Important Info
Type: Opera
City: Oslo, Norway
Starts at: 19:00
Intervals: 1
Duration: 3h
Sung in: Norwegian
Titles in: Norwegian,English
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