Programme 2013

Wednesday 2nd of October

4.00 pm
Oslo S by La Baguette
Jernbanetorget 1
Entry: Free entry
Festival kickoff
Opera Singers fighting for the attention against the railway speakers and win. This is what The People’s Opera! is all about! Official opening by Lise Askvik from the Norwegian radio station P4.
7.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: Free entry
Opening concert
We have rented the old Theatre Museum throughout October and will be having a number of concerts here. Contributing artists: Yngve Andre Søberg, Eli Kristin Hansveen, Hamida Kristoffersen etc.

Thursday 3rd of October

8.00 pm
Christiania teater
Stortingsgt. 16
Entry: 200,-/150,-
The Barber of Seville
A somewhat abbreviated version of Rossini’s hilarious opera, staged with opera freelancers from Trøndelag. Come and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst listening to lovely opera in one of Oslo’s most beautiful theaters. (Previosly Opera Comique / Det Norske Teateret / Filmteateret)

Friday 4th of October

7.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Today I'll be happy
Cabaret Songs with lyrics by Hanne T. Asheim presented with a warm, but somewhat neurotic outlook on life.

Saturday 5th of October

4.00 pm
Pigalle 2nd floor at Olympen restaurant
Grønlandsleiret 15
Entry: Free entry
Saturday opera at Pigalle
The People’s Opera continues its success from the Kristiania Bar & Café with Saturday Opera at Pigalle. Singers from The Norwegian Opera and Ballet and freelancers perform at these unique premises.
7.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Italian evening
This evening is dedicated to the Italian arias, grand emotions and great Italian food, and wine, the real opera way.

Saturday 6th of October

6.00 pm
Musikkteateret
Frognervn. 30
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Concert of musicals
Musicals are musical theater just like opera. This is why it is a pleasure for the Oslo Opera Festival to announce its collaboration with The Oslo Musical College. Highlights and enthusiastic dancing acts from old and new musicals.

Wednesday 9th of October

10.00 am
The foyer of the Opera
Kirsten Flagstad plass 1
Entry: Free entry
Masterclass with Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz
The world-famous Norwegian soprano teaches singers in front of a an audience. Open to all.
7.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Masterclass concert
Concert with participants from this morning’s master class. Host: Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz.

Thursday 10th of October

8.00 pm
Christiania teater
Stortingsgt. 16
Entry: 200,-/150,-
La Traviata – Highlights
On the occasion of Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th anniversary we proudly present highlights from perhaps his most famous opera. With Anne Wik Larssen and others.

Friday 11th of October

7.00 pm
Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerus’ gt. 3
Entry: Free entrance
Opera on a Friday – Musicals Evening
On the 2nd floor of the beautiful bar at this historical Hotel right next to the Oslo Central Station, you can enjoy the wonderful music from known and unknown musicals and operettas.

Saturday 12th of October

2.00 pm
Musikkteateret
Frognerveien 30
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Who kidnapped Constanza the mouse? (Children’s opera)
An abridged version of Mozart’s opera The Abduction from the Seraglio. Specially adapted for children. The performance is in English. With The University of Stavanger and The Culture Schools in Hå and Klepp.
4.00 pm
Pigalle 2nd floor at Olympen restaurant
Grønlandsleiret 15
Entry: Free entry
Saturday opera at Pigalle
The People’s Opera continues its success from the Kristiania Bar & Café with Saturday Opera at Pigalle. Singers from The Norwegian Opera and Ballet and freelancers perform at these unique premises.
5.00 pm
University aula
Karl Johans gate 47
Entry: 200,-/150,-
Paus & Paus
On the occasion of Marcus Paus’ CD release, we invite you to enjoy this great concert, focusing on his music. It will include excerpts from the opera “The Witches” and more. Cast: Tora Augestad, Ole Paus, etc.

Wednesday 16th of October

7.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: 100,-/75,-
CHOSEN - A performance about Kirsten Flagstad.
Celebrating the anniversary year of Kirsten Flagstad’s debut at the National Theatre in 1913, we present a new theater performance so that the audience can get closer to this great Norwegian artist.

Thursday 17th of October

8.00 pm
Christiania teater
Stortingsgt. 16
Entry: 200,-/150,-
Un ballo in maschera - Highlights
We continue our focus on Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th anniversary and perform highlights from Un ballo in maschera.

Friday 18th of October

7.00 pm
Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerus’ gt. 3
Entry: Free entrance
Opera on a Friday – A rough view on opera
On the 2nd floor of the beautiful bar at this historical Hotel right next to the Oslo Central Station, you can enjoy opera with a humorous twist from the northern part of Norway set to new lyrics by Åse Krystad.

Saturday 19th of October

2.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Madame Crystal - A mini opera (Children’s Opera)
This wild child performance contains well known opera gems with brand new Norwegian lyrics for this occasion. A bit of the tension is: Will the singers finally be able to sing a duet? Do you have to be in love to be able to sing in two-part harmony?
4.00 pm
Pigalle 2nd floor at Olympen restaurant
Grønlandsleiret 15
Entry: Free entry
Saturday opera at Pigalle
The People’s Opera continues its success from the Kristiania Bar & Café with Saturday Opera at Pigalle. Singers from The Norwegian Opera and Ballet and freelancers perform at these unique premises.
7.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Evening with the masters - A Parody
Innocent members of the audience will take on the art of opera, and Hjørdis will be sharing part of her wealth of knowledge regarding the art of singing. We promise roars of laughter.

Wednesday 23rd of October

8.00 pm
Christiania teater
Stortingsgt. 16
Entry: 200,-/150,-
Duello Amoroso
A cantata by G. F. Handel in the form of opera, with baroque dance and beautiful music.
10.00 pm
Christiania teater
Stortingsgt. 16
Entry: 200,-/150,-
Tenor battle
In this performance Håkon Kornstad mixes beautiful opera arias and Neapolitan songs with his seductive tones of jazz. Come and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst listening to lovely opera mixed with jazz in one of Oslo’s most beautiful theaters. (Previosly Opera Comique / Det Norske Teateret / Filmteateret)

Thursday 24th of October

12.00 pm
Levinsalen Norwegian Academy of Music.
Slemdalsveien 11
Entry: Free entry
Young talents
For eight consecutive years the audience has become acquainted with young song talents at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Host: Barbro Marklund.
7.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Burn This - by Lanford Wilson
A Norwegian dramatization of Lanford Wilson’s award-winning play about how we handle adversity differently,
and how opera can touch, comfort and inspire.

Friday 25th of October

7.00 pm
Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerus’ gt. 3
Entry: Free entrance
Opera on a Friday – Opera gems

On the 2nd floor in the beautiful bar at this historical hotel, you can enjoy delightful opera arias. Feel free to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine to get in the proper opera mood.

Saturday 26th of October

4.00 pm
Pigalle 2nd floor at Olympen restaurant
Grønlandsleiret 15
Entry: Free entry
Saturday opera at Pigalle
The People’s Opera continues its success from the Kristiania Bar & Café with Saturday Opera at Pigalle. Singers from The Norwegian Opera and Ballet and freelancers perform at these unique premises.
7.00 pm
Teatermuseet
Christiania Torv 1
Entry: 100,-/75,-
Forgotten art songs
To celebrate the women’s suffrage centenary Cecilie Rønning has picked out beautiful songs that focus on strong female characters through time. Accompanied by Ivar Anton Waagaard on the piano.

Wednesday 30th of October

7.00 pm
University aula
Karl Johans gate 47
Entry: 200,-/150,-
Closing concert
Oslo Opera Festival invites you to a dazzling concert in connection with the 200th anniversary of the two composers, Verdi and Wagner. With Knut Skram, Magne Fremmerlid, Didrik Solli Tangen, Siv Oda Hagerupsen among others. Costumes by James Lazar Braaten.