Som En Sang* (Like a Song)

Som En Sang* (Like a Song) – an audio opera by Opera Omnia was composed especially for the CD En Som Sang. It was an audio play in eleven parts building on a text by Heidi Tronsmo of Opera Omnia. The text was called En som sang om to (meaning One Who Sang about Two). In the performance of the same name the audience met the I-character and a character seemingly living a life on one’s own.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.


(Objekt ID 4870)
Object type Production
Premiere March 10, 2007
Produced by Studio O
Audience Adults
Keywords Opera, Performance, Musical theatre
Running period March 10, 2007  
Website Opera Omnia

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

In Som En Sang* (Like a Song) by Heidi Tronsmo, Opera Omnia, it turned out that the character in several ways mirrored and not least strengthened certain sides by the I-character one only could find traces of in the music. The electronic sound images reflected the character’s inner life. However, the mirrored image placed these reflections into play and eventually created a dynamic dialogue. At the end, she had to find a way to reconcile with this side of herself. The wrought and after a while extrovert inside normally staying within the skin.

Som En Sang was a development of the chamber play En Som Sang* (Lonesome Song) made for the festival Borealis and the opera series of the Oslo stage Blå. Differing from others more resource-demanding performances in Opera Omnia’s repertoire, Som En Sang was easy to stage and could be adjusted to other concert collaborations.

Source: Opera Omnia,, 01.08.2010,

Contributors (5)
Name Role
Heidi Tronsmo – Text
Roy Lie Jonassen – Direction
Glenn Erik Haugland – Music
Rasmus Jørgensen – Performer
Heidi Tronsmo – Singer
Performance dates
March 10, 2007Sardinen USF, USF Verftet Worldwide premiere