The Cousin from Nowhere

The Cousin from Nowhere (1955) was an operetta production by The Kristiansund Opera in collaboration with Norsk Operaselskap, based on an operetta by Eduard Künneke (music), Herman Haller (libretto) and Rideamus, a pseudonym for Fritz Oliven (libretto), Der Vetter aus Dingsda. It was loosely based on a comedy by Max Kempner-Hochstädt. The production was performed in Festiviteten, Kristiansund.


(Objekt ID 98671)
Object type Production
Premiere 1955
Produced by The Kristiansund Opera
Based on The Cousin from Nowhere by Herman Haller, Fritz Oliven, Eduard Künneke
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Operetta, Theatre
Running period 1955  


Maud Hurum, Maud Hurums operahistorie 1749-2000 (literally: Maud Hurum's opera history 1749-2000), Opera forlag 2008

Name Role
Herman Haller – Playwright
Fritz Oliven – Playwright
Eduard Künneke – Composer
Istvàn Pajor – Conductor
Performance dates
1955Festiviteten (Kristiansund) – Opening night