Rigoletto (1969) was an opera production by The Norwegian National Opera. Rigoletto was based on an opera of the same title by Giuseppe Verdi (music) and Francesco Maria Piave (libretto), after Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse. The production was performed on The Norwegian National Opera’s main stage in Folketeateret.

The director was Jens Chr. Ek.

Thorbjørn Lindhjem and Yngvar Krogh performed the title role.

Eva Tørklep Larsen and Ruth Linge performed the role of Gilda.

Rigoletto toured with the Norwegian National Opera’s touring company (Riksoperaen) to Trondheim, Narvik, Harstad and Kiruna (Sweden) in 1969.

Rigoletto was also performed in Drammen in 1971.

Rigoletto toured with Riksoperaen to Skien, Sandefjord and Ålesund in 1976.


(Objekt ID 55644)
Object type Production
Premiere October 13, 1969
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, Francesco Maria Piave
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Opera
Running period October 13, 1969  


Terje Boye-Hansen, e-mail, 16.05.2022

Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Einar Dahl’s private archive. Donated by Einar Dahl, 29.05.2016

Performance dates
October 27, 1976Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
1976Dovergubbens hall, Ibsenhuset, Skien Show
1976Sal 1, Hjertnes Kulturhus, Sandefjord Show
1976Aulaen i Fagerlia videregående skole, Ålesund Show
March 27, 1974Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
October 23, 1971Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
1971Hovedscenen, Drammens teater Show
August 27, 1970Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
October 13, 1969Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Opening night
1969Nidarøhallen, Trondheim Show
1969Folkets hus, Narvik Show
1969Harstad Kino Show
1969Folkets hus, Kiruna, Sverige Show