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Dido + Aeneas

Dido + Aeneas (2015) is a musical theatre production by The Torshov Theatre/The National Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. Dido + Aeneas is based on Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's opera Dido and Aeneas. The production was performed at The Torshov Theatre.

The director was Sigrid Strøm Reibo.

Ågot Sendstad acted in the role of Dido and Christian Skolmen in the role of Aeneas.

Information

(Objekt ID 47117)
Object type Production
Premiere April 18, 2015
Produced by The National Theatre, The Torshov Theatre
In collaboration with The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Dido and Aeneas by Nahum Tate, Henry Purcell
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian and English
Expressions Musical theatre, Opera
Running period April 18, 2015  
Website Nationaltheatret
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Lena Kristin Ellingsen won The Hedda Award 2015 in the best supporting actress category for the double role of Belinda and the witch.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"The winner in the best supporting actress category is characterised by strong onstage charisma, both mirroring and expanding the action. In her interpretation of the role she succeeds with a particular, calm presence that creates an onstage space of its own and lets the audience see the action through her. With effortless musicality in a demanding challenge, she stands to be a worthy winner.

The best supporting actress award goes to Lena Kristin Ellingsen."

Dido + Aeneas was the fourth production in The Torshov Theatres' musical theatre laboratory project Musikklab.

SOURCES:

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 19/02-2015

The National Theatre, nationaltheatret.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/Musikklab+vol.+4%3A+Dido+%2B+Aeneas.b7C_wRrU2J.ips

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

Performance dates
April 18, 2015 18:00 – Torshovteatret - Hovedsalen – Opening night