Infos

Place

Strasbourg

Opéra
Dates
Sep 19Sep 23, 2020
Prices
6 - 48 €
Duration
1h10

Cast

Conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen director, idea, concept Calixto Bieito Video design Sarah Derendinger Chorus Master Alessandro Zuppardo

Artists

Soprano Mari Eriksmoen Baritone Laurent Koehler Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg

Presentation

Peer Gynt, written by prominent Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen in 1867, went on to achieve global recognition thanks to the incidental music composed for the play by Edvard Grieg a few years later. Here, Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård and Spanish theatre director Calixto Bieito have created a fresh take on this poetic and philosophical tale set to the finest parts of Grieg's score. In their original libretto, the young Solveig takes center stage rather than Peer Gynt, who seduces then abandons her. The audience rediscovers this captivating lyrical poem through the eyes of the jilted heroine who, ever faithful to the memory of the man she loves, selflessly spends the rest of her life in patient wait for his return. Shifting between despair and elation, this poignant portrayal of Solveig's inner journey explores the many facets of the human heart. An extraordinary experience.

In Norwegian
Overtitled in French, German

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