Medea - Carnaval

Medea - Carnaval (1959) was a ballet production by The Norwegian National Opera, performed in the opera's venue in the Folketeatret building. The program consisted of two ballets:

Medea, choreography by Birgit Cullberg, was based on a tragedy by Euripides. The music is by Béla Bartók.

Edith Roger danced the title role of Medea.

Carnaval, choreography by Michel Fokine, music by Robert Schumann.

Medea was performed at the Bergen International Festival in 1963.


(Objekt ID 68602)
Object type Production
Premiere March 25, 1959
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Medea by Birgit Cullberg, Béla Bartók; Medea by Evripides
Audience Adults
Keywords Ballet
Running period March 25, 1959  


Repertoire archive, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet 18.05.2018.

Contributors (12)
Name Role
Birgit Cullberg – Choreography (Medea)
Michel Fokine – Choreography (Carnaval)
Istvàn Pajor – Musical direction
Béla Bartók – Music (Medea)
Robert Schumann – Music (Carnaval)
Alvar Granström – Costume design (Medea)
Anne Borg – Dancer (Jasons nye kone i Medea)
Grete Brunvoll – Dancer
Bente Brunvoll – Dancer (Et av Medeas barn)
Rolf Daleng – Dancer (Jason i Medea)
Edith Roger – Dancer (Medea)
Egil Åsman – Dancer
Performance dates
June 8, 1963Konsertpaleet, Bergen visiting performance
March 25, 1959Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Opening night
Festivals (1)