The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera (1964) was a musical theatre production by Trøndelag Theatre, based on the work by Bertolt Brecht (libretto) and Kurt Weill (music).

Sossen Krohg directed it.

Lasse Kolstad played the role of Mack the Knife.


(Objekt ID 43045)
Object type Production
Premiere May 14, 1964
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre
Based on The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
Audience Adults
Audience size 8189
Number of events 45
Language Norwegian
Keywords Musical theatre, Theatre
Running period May 14, 1964  


Jenssen, Hugo Lauritz: Sossen. Bohemdronningen (literally: Sossen. The Bohemian queen), page 206-209, Kagge Forlag, 2015

Trøndelag Theatre's repertoire database, donated by Trøndelag Theatre, 29.09.2014

Performance dates
May 14, 1964Gamle Scene, Trøndelag Teater Opening night
Press coverage

Arne Nordheim, date unknown, Dagbladet [Oslo]:
"[...] throughout the performance one can sense a carefully listening and absolutely original artist's care. [...] That the performance still doesn't reach its aimed-for force, it is without doubt due to something as basic as lack of personnel. [...] a most uneven ensemble, in which professional theatre wandered hand in hand with a remarkably amateur-like expression. [...] That Guy Krohg is a virtuoso with rags and poor-looking textiles we knew, but in this, he has created some images fully in hand with the ambience and distinct character of The Threepenny Opera. One can hardly dishonour any by saying that his contributions are the best in this performance."

Per Opøien, date unknown, Adresseavisen [Trondheim]:
" [...] Sossen Krohg has signed the performance, the victory belongs to her."

Writer and date unknown, Aftenposten [Oslo]:
"That Brecht's The Threepenny Opera today has any extra value due to politically satirical content, is, with all due respect, nonsense. [...] (Sossen and Guy Krohg) reveal a richness in ideas and imagination in the performance, deserving recognition in superlatives."

Writer and date unknown, Arbeider-Avisa:
"The explosive material is detonated as if it was pretty fireworks. Sossen Krohg has worn silken gloves when staging the gangster play. The production has no ambience of slum and misery, to underline Brecht's satire. Nor any revolutionary or aggressive tone. The performance is rather a harmless musical with operetta crooks, parodic beggars and a group of whores as they are imagined by elderly ladies."