Oslo Operafestival – The Ashlad and His good Opera helpers

Oslo Operafestival – The Ashlad and His good Opera helpers

The Ashlad and the good opera helpers

This is a children’s opera that have been performed for approximately 5000 children aging from kindergarten up to 7th grade. The opera was order by culture consultant Bjørn Holm in Stovner, Oslo 2014 and was a great success. The crazy Professor made the children roar with laughter and they cried with the Queen of the Cathedral headland, who was so sad since her daughter, Princess Cindarella, have been kidnapped by the wicked witch from Helgøya. Espen Ashlad and Filibom have to defy witches and other dangers to save Cindarella. The opera is filled with great arias and duets from well-known operas like the Magic Flute, the Barber of Seville and Rusalka.

Family friendly


Christiania Torv 1

Public transport: Exit the subway at Stortinget stasjon, the nearest tram stop is Christiania Torv, tram line 12



Tickets can be bought via TicketCo and at the entrance from 2 PM

Creative team and Cast

Einar Bjørge, director
Espen Ashlad: Dagfinn Andersen, baritone
Filibom, his forgettful helper: Mette Bjærang, mezzosoprano
The Queen of the Cathedral headland: Stina Levvel, soprano
Princess Cindarella, her daughter: Caroline Wettergreen, soprano
The wicked Witch and the mad Professor: Gjøril Songvoll, soprano
Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos, piano