Ballerina (2017) is an opera production by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. Ballerina is based on an opera with music by Synne Skouen and libretto by Oda Radoor, in turn based on Arne Skouen's play Ballerina. The world premiere takes place during The Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival 2017, in The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet's Second House.

Hilde Andersen directs it.

Hege Høisæter sings the role of Edith, and Silje Marie Aker Johnsen sings the role of Malin.


(Objekt ID 76639)
Object type Production
Premiere September 8, 2017
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Ballerina by Arne Skouen; Ballerina by Synne Skouen, Oda Radoor
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Opera, Drama
Running period September 8, 2017  

At the website of The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet the following, among other things, is written about Ballerina:

"Ballerina introduces us to the world of the autistic teenager Malin. You will see the deep pond, the big bird, the circus horse, the farmyard tree Mr. Carl, the screeching gate Uncle Anton, and Mrs. Ludovica the millstone - all with 'blue voices'...

Synne Skouen's new chamber opera is based on her father Arne Skouen's play by the same name from 1976. It has been re-written to an opera libretto by Oda Radoor. Malin's interior life is set to music in this powerful drama of a family in crisis." 


The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet,

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet,

Performance dates
September 8, 2017Scene 2 , Ultima – Worldwide premiere
Ultima September 8, 2017