The Moon Reindeer – Eaters of Darkness – Raymonda, act III

The Moon Reindeer – Eaters of Darkness – Raymonda, act III (1968) was a ballet production by The Norwegian National Opera. The production was performed on The Norwegian National Opera’s main stage in Folketeateret, and comprised 3 ballets:

The Moon Reindeer, choreography by Birgit Cullberg, music by Knudåge Riisager.

Eaters of Darkness, choreographed by Walter Gore to music by Benjamin Britten.

Raymonda, act III, choreography by Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa, music by Alexander Glazunov.
In autumn 1968, Raymonda was performed together with the opera in one act Comedy on the Bridge by Bohuslav Martinu.


(Objekt ID 87283)
Object type Production
Premiere January 16, 1968
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Raymonda by Marius Petipa, Alexander Glazunov; The Moon Reindeer by Birgit Cullberg, Knudåge Riisager
Audience Adults
Keywords Ballet
Running period January 16, 1968  


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

Repertoire archive, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, 18.05.2018.

Contributors (15)
Name Role
Birgit Cullberg – Choreography (Månerenen)
Walter Gore – Choreography (Mennesker i mørket)
Rudolf Nureyev – Choreography (Raymonda)
Marius Petipa – Choreography (Raymonda)
Zdenko Peharda – Musical direction
Benjamin Britten – Music (Mennesker i mørket)
Alexander Glazunov – Music (Raymonda)
Knudåge Riisager – Music (Månerenen)
Walter Gore – Stage design (Mennesker i mørket)
Ralph Koltai – Stage design (Raymonda)
Nadine Baylis – Costume design (Raymonda)
Sonia Arova – Dancer (Mennesker i mørket)
Anne Borg – Dancer (Mennesker i mørket)
Inger Johanne Rütter – Dancer (Raymonda i Raymonda)
Thor Sutowski – Dancer (Jean de Brienne i Raymonda)
Performance dates
January 16, 1968Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Opening night