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Porriot and the
case of the
Missing Bronze

5. September–19. September
Scene 2
1 h

A detective mystery, with vegetables playing all roles

Porriot and the Case of the Missing Bronze Horse is an unusually playful children’s opera, featuring vegetables in all roles.

Master Detective Porriot, an entertaining mix of leek and detective, is brought in to investigate the disappearance of a valuable museum piece.  A small bronze figure of a horse dating from the Middle Ages has mysteriously vanished, during rehearsals of the historic theatrical production The Hullaballootwaite Play.

At the same time, the detective’s beautiful wife Paprika gets a major part in the performance.

Inspector Cumber, the local policeman and not the sharpest of minds, will play opposite her as the lovesick King. Theatrical director and lady of culture, Sellerine Stang, faces the daunting challenge of keeping the actors, and a rebellious army of peasants, in line.

Meanwhile, Porriot is severely tested as he attempts to solve the mystery, in the best Agatha Christie style. The première approaches, but behind the scenes jealousy and powerful emotions rage.

New children’s opera

The composer Gisle Kverndokk and author Bjørn F. Rørvik have together written a new opera, based on the popular children’s book Master Detective Porriot, written by Rørvik and Ragnar Aalbus. The production is best suited for children between 5 and 12 years of age.

The performance is in Norwegian and is best suited to children between the ages of 5-12 years.

Music Gisle Kverndokk
Libretto Bjørn F. Rørvik
Directed by Heidi Bruun Nedregaard
Set Design and costumes Chinelle Markovic
Choreography Tiril Andøl
Lighting design Dorthe Wiig Andersen
The Norwegian National Opera Children’s Chorus & Ballet, combined orchestra

  • Wheelchair users must buy tickets by phone from the Oslo Opera House’s customer service centre: +47 21 42 21 21.
  • We take infection control very seriously, and will be implementing appropriate procedures to protect the public and staff.
100–300 kr
  • Saturday 5. September
    13.00 / Scene 2
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  • Saturday 5. September
    15.00 / Scene 2
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  • Monday 7. September
    18.00 / Scene 2
  • Wednesday 9. September
    18.00 / Scene 2
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  • Tuesday 15. September
    18.00 / Scene 2
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  • Friday 18. September
    18.00 / Scene 2
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  • Saturday 19. September
    14.00 / Scene 2
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  • Saturday 19. September
    16.00 / Scene 2
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