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Duration: 1 h 40 m
Language: Norsk Subtitles: Norsk
Location: Logen Teater Ticket prices: 150 - 350 kr
Premiere: 11. Apr 2014 Running period: 11. April 2014

Gisle Kverndokk and librettist Aksel-Otto Bull's new opera Easter is a strong and touching family drama based on a play by August Strindberg.

Strindberg ́s Easter creates a delicate dream world of love and compassion. Its three acts take place on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the eve of Easter. Composer Gisle Kverndokk, with librettist Aksel-Otto Bull examine the themes of suffering and transcendence through forgiveness, as Strindberg portrays the traumatic events in the lives of the Heyst family, shamed and tortured by family dis- grace. While the story sets out a bleak sce- nario, the conclusion is one of spiritual uplift and illumination.


Gisle Kverndokk / music Aksel-Otto Bull / libretto Magnus Loddgard / conductor Åse Hegrenes / scenography and costume Hallvar Djupvik / Elis Melis Jaatinen / Kristina Emil Solli-Tangen / Benjamin Vibeke Kristensen / Eleonora Toril Carlsen / Fru Heyst Ketil Hugaas / Lindkvist

Kristiansand strykekvartett Cikada strykekvartett


Ola Marius Ryan / Elis 2 Kari Lise Høgseth / Kristina 2 Dagfinn Andersen / Benjamin 2 Silje Marie Aker Johnsen / Eleonora 2 Randi Bjerge-Sköld / Fru Heyst 2

The opera lasts for 1 hour and fourty minutes without a break. It is sung in Norwegian.

Introduction (in Norwegian) in the foajé 1 hour prior to the performance.

Selected dates

11/04 Friday 19.30
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