Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 34

034 Waiting World premiere GRIEGH A LLE N GRIEG SA L E N DAT E/ T I M E By Calixto Bieito & Karl Ove Knausgård Wednesday 22 May at 18:45 Thursday 23 May at 19:30 1:30 T IC KET Standard: 250/650/850 Senior: 225/585/765 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 200/520/680 BT Fordel 23 May: 187/487/637 FOU N DAT I ON S Opening Performance km t D U RAT IO N BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 Peer Gynt from Solveig’s point of view. What is Norway’s national epic like, seen through Solveig’s eyes? What is the story of the one who waits? The 2019 Bergen International Festival opens with the world premiere of a symphonic Pas- sion to the music of Edvard Grieg. Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård has created a modern Solveig in a poetic novella, and this forms a backdrop for the performance. Spa- nish director Calixto Bieito returns to the fes- tival a decade after overturning Ibsen’s Peer Gynt and Brand. ‘The theme of Waiting is the inescapable of the loneliness of the human being, and the little details and stories that make up our exis- tence,’ says the director. The role of Solveig is played by Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen, accompanied by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and sixteen singers from Edvard Grieg Kor under the baton of Eivind Gullberg Jensen. Video design is by Sarah Derendinger, whose merits include the opening of the London Olympics. And Peer? He may turn up, but in an uncredited role. Waiting is an international co-production. Af- ter the world premiere it will tour the Nordic countries and Europe. ‘Above me some crows came flying inland. More followed, and soon the air was black with birds. It was like a carpet of flesh, I thought, with beautiful shifting patterns in blue and black, which dissolved the next instant …’ – KARL OVE KNAUSGÅRD Calixto Bieito director, idea, concept Karl Ove Knausgård libretto Sarah Derendinger video design Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Edvard Grieg Kor Eivind Gullberg Jensen conductor Mari Eriksmoen soprano Alexander Nohr baritone Stephen Gill Photo / from series and book: The Pillar / 2015 - 2019 ​ roduced by Bergen International Festival P in collaboration with Tivoli Copenhagen, Teatro Arriago de Bilbao, Vilnius Festival, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Supported by H. Westfal-Larsen og Hustru Anna Westfal-Larsens Almennyttige Fond Sponsored by DNB and Equinor 034 #FE STSPILLEN E19