Oslo Operafestival – Bastian and Bastienne

Oslo Operafestival – Bastian and Bastienne

Bastian and Bastienne

Mozart wrote the opera “Bastian and Bastienne” when he was only 12 years old. Mozart’s work was a parody over the popular Singespiel “Le devin du village” (The village soothsayer) composed by Jean-Jaques Rosseau.

Bastian and Bastienne are both afraid the other will be unfaithful. Bastienne believes Bastian will leave her for a fling, but perhaps do the both flirt..? They seek the help of Colas, the village soothsayer. In this production we have left the 1700s French village for Paris anno 2019. The Soothsayer Colas has become a charming yoga teacher at Paris’ most trendy yoga studio, and the newly engaged Bastian and Bastienne are having troubles trusting each other. Bastian enjoys going out for a drink or three in the bustling nightlife of Paris, while Bastienne does not think she is getting the attention she deserves. Will their love conquer this, or will it get lost on its way? Experience Mozart’s feisty comedy with some of his most charming music to find out.

Creative team and cast
Emil Duncumb, musical direction
Eira Huse, director
Bastienne: Darya Katyba, soprano
Bastian: Eira Huse, mezzo soprano
Colas:  Carl-Christian Kure, baritone

Gamle Raadhus Scene, Christiania torv 1
The orange house on your right when you have your back towards the statue of HANSKEN on Christiania torv, looking down Rådhusgaten towards the Opera house.


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