Oslo Operafestival – Der Winterreise

Oslo Operafestival – Der Winterreise

The Winter Journey

Der Winterreise by Franz Schubert

The song cycle describes a person’s journey through a cold and hostile winter landscape, and a inner journey and escape both away from a lover who dumped him and into despair and possibly death. Schubert wrote some of his most beautiful music to this gloomy theme. Shubert’s music seems soothing to this dark subject.

In this performance we present Franz Schubert’s world famous song cycle in a dramatized version. Norway’s foremost director, Stein Winge is directing and the international bass singer Frode Olsen sings. In addition Oslo String Quartet will play the original piano accompaniment in an arranged for string quartet by Øystein Sonstad, the quartet’s cellist. Wilhelm Müller (1794-1827) wrote the poems that inspired Schubert’s work. and Andre Bjerke (1918-1985) has made a beautiful and poetic reinterpretation in Norwegian. This is the version we are presenting.

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.


Contributing artists

Stein Winge, director
Frode Olsen, bass
Geir Inge Lotsberg, violin
Liv Hilde Klokk, violin
Magnus Boye Hansen, viola
Øystein Sonstad, cello


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