Ensemble Fanfaronner laid the world wide premiere of the garbage opera Heat to The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater) the spring of 2009: Something is wrong with the ocean. It heats up every day. The world is boiling to death! The professor Brøyteplog (literally, the name means Snow Plow) sends the two research interns Rigmor and Ragnar to find the thermostat to turn down the heat. Rigmor and Ragnar embark on a journey to the North Pole, but the expedition keeps turning in directions making them forget the mission.


(Objekt ID 7020)
Object type Production
Premiere April 23, 2009
Produced by Ensemble Fanfaronner
In collaboration with The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater)
Audience Youth, Adults
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Opera, Musical theatre, Theatre, Music
Running period April 23, 2009  

The opera Heat by Ensemble Fanfaronner raised issues such as love, responsibility, pride and doom: can the human beings stop the climate crisis? Who is the idealist and who is the opportunist? Who is the hero and who is destroying all future for the humans?

In 2006 Ensemble Fanfaronner visited Svalbard. Being inspired by the Arctic landscape was inevitable, and the involvement to slow down the development towards no-ice times popped up in the mind. The idea to create an opera in New Norwegian with a polar theme was conceived. Heat with Ensemble Fanfaronner was an opera in which music, text and visuality melted together.

Source: The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater), detapneteater.no, 07.10.2010, http://www.detapneteater.no/pub/daat/forestillinger/?aid=974&cid=17&sac=all&viewall=1#daat

Name Role
Maria Tryti Vennerød – Text
Maria Tryti Vennerød – Direction
Julian Skar – Music
Gunhild Nymoen – Dramaturge
Christina Lindgren – Stage design
Kjell Tore Innervik – Performer (Professor Brøyteplog)
Charlotte Lund Sager – Performer (Rigmor)
Ingvild Storhaug – Performer (Ragnar)
Marita Vårdal Igelkjøn – Musician (klaver)
Kjell Tore Innervik – Musician (slagverk)
Julian Skar – Musician (live-elektronikk)
Charlotte Lund Sager – Singer (sopran)
Ingvild Storhaug – Singer (mezzosopran)
Performance dates
April 27, 2009Hallen – Show
April 26, 2009Hallen – Show
April 26, 2009Hallen – Show
April 25, 2009Hallen – Show
April 25, 2009Hallen – Show
April 24, 2009Hallen – Show
April 23, 2009Hallen – Worldwide premiere