The Norwegian Opera
The Norwegian Opera was founded in 1883 by Olefine Moe and Matilda Lundström in Christiania’s Tivoli. It was Norway’s first permanent opera theatre. Moe and Lundström managed to keep the theatre going until 1886, thanks to help from many supporters from Norway and abroad. Their opera project reached out beyond the upper classes and attracted the interest in a broad spectrum of the population. But without funding from private or national sources, it proved impossible for them to keep an opera theatre running over a long period. In addition, the Norwegian Opera was in direct competition with Christiania Theatre - and when lack of funding forced Moe and Lundström to close the opera, theatre director Bjørn Bjørnson welcomed its artists with open arms.
Information(Objekt ID 110994)
|Also known as||Tivoli Opera|
|Organization type||Private theatre|
|Established||1883 (closed 1886)|
Haavet, Inger Elisabeth: Olefine Moe in Norsk biografisk leksikon, snl.no. Accessed 9. april 2021 via https://nbl.snl.no/Olefine_Moe