Welcome to an opera show you've never seen before! We take you through 400 years of opera history, in just 60 minutes (if we reach it). We have picked out all the opera pieces, and made a whole new performance that will make YOU love opera. Maybe you pick up some new fun opera facts, if you are already an opera nerd? Opera long live! The opera history of 60 minutes (if we reach it) is a humorous performance that addresses the entire opera history in 60 minutes. With the performance we want to show that the opera form embraces much more than just Carmen, and that the art form of opera in no way is outdated. By presenting highlights from the entire opera history, we invite the audience to experience opera at its best, in an informal and humorous setting. The performance takes the audience on a journey from Monteverdi in the 1600s to famous composers such as Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and contemporary Henning Sommero. The opera genre is shown from its best side, and the performers take the music seriously, even though the performance is full of humor. The audience is guided by a narrative voice that puts it all in a historical perspective, and with seamless transitions, it is all sewn together with a humorous tone. The singers share the narrative role along the way, and with a tight schedule, many of the musical excerpts are presented in short excerpts or snippets, while other highlights are presented in their entirety. The opera history of 60 minutes is directed by Bjørn Sæter and tailored for the inexperienced audience - even though it also fits well for the more opera interests. The performance was premiered in June 2016, and has since been played on several scenes in Norway, including in the University's Aula in Oslo, at the Opera Festival in Kristiansund and Oslo Operaball. Idea, script and contributor Hanne Korsbrekke Askeland (soprano) Sara Aasen (soprano) Dagfinn Andersen (baritone) Knut Kristian Mohn (tenor) Director: Bjørn Sæter Pianist: Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos Bjørn Sæter is an experienced theater director. He has also directed several musicals, including the critically acclaimed Les Misérables at Trøndelag Theater (2006), as well as the opera The Magic Flute for Opera South (2012). Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos has his education from the Norwegian Academy of Music and Hans Eisler Hochschule für Musik Berlin. The four singers all have education from, among others, the Academy of Opera.
- Last Updated: 01/11/2019
- Source: Visit Lindesnes
Wed, March 27, 2019 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Opera history in 60 minutes at Buen Kulturhus
- March 27, 2019
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