Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece “Peer Gynt” has been an inspiration to artists all over the world. The Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg wrote the music to the play. The Norwegian master of fine art Edvard Munch was inspired by it, and claimed he identified with the character Peer Gynt.
The drama itself is regarded by many as a national epos of Norway, although the theme is universal. At lake Gålåvatnet the play is accompanied by the music of Edvard Grieg. If you know Edvard Munch's art, you might recognize glimpses from his paintings in the scenes by the shores of lake Gålåvatnet.
The theatre performance of "Peer Gynt" at Gålå is well suited for an international audience through english and german introductions, summary booklets and audio guides.
One hour before the theatre play, guests can attend a free introduction in English or German. You can also purchase or download the summary booklet, and follow the drama through text and pictures from every scene. You can also rent an audio guide, which automatically plays a short summary before every scene, so that you can follow the story without taking your eyes off the stage.
Gålå is situated in the mountains of the Gudbrandsdalen valley region, approximately three hours' drive north of Oslo Airport. Find out how to get to the Peer Gynt Festival.