OPERA OLAV ENGELBREKTSSON
Composer: Henning Sommerro Libretto: Edvard Hoem
Welcome to the Midnight Opera at Steinvikholm Castle in inner Trondheimsfjord; a medieval drama based on true historical events!
Each August, the opera “Olav Engelbrektsson” recreates the dramatic 16th century event which stands out as one of the most significant episodes in Nordic history:
The Danish assumption to power and entering the Reformation. Archbishop Olav Engelbrektsson built his shield and magnificent residence at Steinvikholmen, which became the centre for a ruthless struggle for power and love...
The performance involves 200 players, including several of Norway’s most attractive operasingers.
Flaming torches illuminate the ramparts- a cry in the dark- and a unique scenario unfolds. Spend an exciting august evening in the ruins of the medieval castle.
Performances 2013: 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th and 16th of August
Start at 10.00 p.m.
Audience capacity: 850 numbered seats.
Tickets available from post offices and Billettservice: (+47) 815 33 133 / www.billettservice.no
The Opera office tel.: (+47) 74821866 / email@example.com
Steinvikholm Castle is owned by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments.
15 km from Trondheim Airport Værnes, 50 km North of Trondheim.
Producer of the opera: Opera Trøndelag