Opera Comique A/S
Opera Comique A/S (1918-1921) was Norway's first professional opera company. Benno Singer took the initiative to establish Opera Comique in 1918.
That a permanent opera was established in Oslo gave Norwegian opera singers the opportunity to develop at home. Several international guest performers also visited Opera Comique.
Among the singers were Kirsten Flagstad, Katinka Storm, Erica Darbo, Erling Krogh, Sigurd Hoff, Carsten Ørner, Conrad Arnesen and Simon Edwardsen. Among the visiting artists were Erik Bye and Karl Aagaard Østvig, and central international names such as Lauritz Melchior, Leo Slezak, Heinrich Schlusnus, Emmy Leisner and Joseph Hislop.
Information(Objekt ID 37742)
|Organization type||Theatre company|
|Established||1918 (closed 1921)|
|Address||Stortingsgata 16, Oslo, Norway|
|Legal entity||Limited liability company/AS or ASA|
Opera Comique also hosted international visiting performances, including Die Walküre from Germany. Opera Comique A/S was responsible for the first Norwegian opera tour abroad, to Copenhagen the summer of 1919.
Opera Comique was located in Stortingsgata 16 in Oslo.
Christiania Theatre, christianiateater.no, 22.11.2013, http://www.christianiateater.no/node/20
Svendsen, Trond Olav. (2009, February 13). Benno Singer: expanded article from Norsk biografisk leksikon. Found November 22 2013 at http://nbl.snl.no/Benno_Singer%2Futdypning.
|Den solgte brud||– June 1921|
|Bortførelsen fra Seraillet||– April 1921|
|Tosca||– January 1921|
|La Traviata||– December 1920|
|Jødinnen||– Navember 1, 1920|
|Mignon||– October 26, 1920|
|Otello||– October 1920|
|Don Pasquale||– August 1920|
|Tryllefløyten||– June 1920|
|Piken fra det gylne Vesten||– May 1920|
|Norma||– April 11, 1920|
|Fidelio||– February 25, 1920|
|Maskeballet (Un Ballo in Maschera)||– 1920|
|En natt i Venedig||– 1920|
|Bruderovet||– Navember 17, 1919|
|Trubaduren||– Navember 1919|
|Tannhäuser||– May 21, 1919|
|De lystige koner i Windsor||– April 1919|
|Rigoletto||– March 1919|
|Abu Hassan||– February 1919|
|Nürenbergdukken||– February 1919|
|Den skjønne Galathea||– February 1919|
|Barbereren i Sevilla||– January 1919|
|Evangeligemannen||– December 26, 1918|
|Bajazzo (Pagliacci)||– December 1918|
|Cavalleria Rusticana||– December 1918|
|Samson og Dalila||– Navember 29, 1918|
|Bernhard Henry Singer||– Artistic director (fra 1918 til 1921)|