The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera (2011) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre in collaboration with Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre), based on the musical play by by Bertolt Brecht (libretto) and Kurt Weill (music). The production went on tour the winter of 2007, with its tour premiere January 18 in Molde.

Catrine Telle directed it.

Thorir Sæmundsson played the role of Mack the Knife.

The musicians Per Christian Revholt and Ket Iren Lødemel received The Hedda Award 2007 in the special artistic achievement category. Revhold had arranged the music for the two musicians, and performed it with Lødemel.


(Objekt ID 29565)
Object type Production
Premiere January 18, 2007
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
In collaboration with Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)
Based on The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
Audience Adults
Audience size 17316
Number of events 53
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Musical theatre, Theatre
Running period January 18, 2007  

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Per Christian Revholt and Ket Iren Lødemel:

"Some productions not only demand exciting direction, competent actors, innovative stage designers, precise lighting designers and able technicians. An entirely different and very independent group of artists has, in certain cases, definitive significance for the result. This year's winners have several times earlier delighted their audience with unique musicality. This year they again proved that they are confident in style, risk-taking musicians. With an ear for all the nuances of the text, and loyalty towards the playwright and composer this year's winners made The Threepenny Opera an unequivocal musical experience in the best tradition of Brecht.

Per Christian Revholt and Ket Iren Lødemel get the award for musical arrangements and performance of Kurt Weill's music in the production made in collaboration between The Norwegian Touring Theatre and Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)."


The Hedda Award

Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 08.05.2015

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