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Hedda
Gabler

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Running
25. January–7. February
SCENE
Main Stage
Duration
2 h / 1 break

Hedda Gabler’s dangerous disappointment

After touring to the Bolshoi Theatre, the Norwegian National Ballet will return home to delight home audiences with its performance of Hedda Gabler where the ballet was created, namely the Main House in Bjørvika.

Norwegian and international critics alike have acclaimed Hedda Gabler after it originally premiered in 2017. “The Norwegian National Ballet has taken dance theatre to a whole new level with Hedda Gabler,” wrote Dagsavisen. The production has been made into a movie by the French film company Bel Air and, in the autumn of 2019, the Norwegian National Ballet has been invited to perform Hedda Gabler in the prestigious Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

After returning home, audiences will have the opportunity to experience both Hedda Gabler and Ibsen's Ghost at the Main Stage. The performances are directed by Marit Moum Aune, with the assistance of Nils Petter Molvær as the performing composer.

Furiously dangerous

Hedda Gabler is raised as a boy by her father, General Gabler. She is taught that she owns the world, so when she encounters locked doors as an adult, the disappointment is unbearable. She has returned home after a long honeymoon in Europe with her husband, Jørgen Tesman, and is bored. Everyone around her wants to limit her options and their expectations are beginning to suffocate her. When her former lover, Eilert Løvborg, shows up with a book manuscript in his bag and her childhood friend Thea Elvsted at his side, Hedda reacts in a manner that is dangerous for both herself and others.

Critically acclaimed

Grete Sofie Borud Nybakken personally contributed to the role of Hedda Gabler – and has been overwhelmed with words of praise on her efforts. “Borud Nybakken performs a tour de force that is fascinatingly rigid yet simultaneously velvety smooth. She is on stage almost continuously and carries the performance with her strength and expressiveness,” wrote Aftenposten. “She is stone cold but with burning rage – yet without compromising on her tenderness,” wrote Morgenbladet. “A rare dance performance,” summed up the international magazine Seeing Dance.

Nybakken, who has demonstrated an amazing degree of fitness in recent years, claims that the role has changed her, both as a dancer and a person. Audiences now have a new chance to experience her as Hedda on the Main Stage.

  • Free introduction in Norwegian one hour before the performance
  • Theatrical smoke is used during this production.
  • Pre-order intermission refreshments at the opera: pauseservering.no

 

Artistic team and cast

  • Direction and choreography
    Marit Moum Aune
  • Assistent
    Christopher Kettner
  • Choreography group scenes
    Kaloyan Boyadjiev
  • Co-creating dancers
    Grete Sofie Borud Nybakken, Eugenie Skilnand, Samantha Lynch, Klara Mårtensson, Silas Henriksen, Philip Currell, Shane Urton, Kristian Alm
  • Music
    Nils Petter Molvær
  • Set designer
    Even Børsum
  • Costume designer
    Ingrid Nylander
  • Lighting designer
    Kristin Bredal
  • Performers
    The Norwegian National Ballet, Nils Petter Molvær, The Ballet School
Roles
    • Hedda Gabler
    • Jørgen Tesman
        • 25. Jan 2020
        • 31. Jan 2020
        • 4. Feb 2020
        • 28. Jan 2020
        • 1. Feb 2020
        • 7. Feb 2020
    • Tante Julle
        • 25. Jan 2020
        • 31. Jan 2020
        • 4. Feb 2020
        • 28. Jan 2020
        • 1. Feb 2020
        • 7. Feb 2020
    • Assessor Brack
        • 25. Jan 2020
        • 28. Jan 2020
        • 31. Jan 2020
        • 1. Feb 2020
        • 4. Feb 2020
        • 7. Feb 2020
    • Eilert Løvborg
        • 25. Jan 2020
        • 31. Jan 2020
        • 4. Feb 2020
        • 28. Jan 2020
        • 1. Feb 2020
        • 7. Feb 2020
    • Thea Elvsted
    • General Gabler
        • 25. Jan 2020
        • 28. Jan 2020
        • 31. Jan 2020
        • 1. Feb 2020
        • 4. Feb 2020
        • 7. Feb 2020
    • Diana
        • 25. Jan 2020
        • 28. Jan 2020
        • 31. Jan 2020
        • 1. Feb 2020
        • 4. Feb 2020
        • 7. Feb 2020

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Price
100–695 kr
  • Saturday 25. January
    18.00 / Main Stage
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  • Tuesday 28. January
    19.00 / Main Stage
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  • Friday 31. January
    19.00 / Main Stage
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  • Saturday 1. February
    18.00 / Main Stage
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  • Tuesday 4. February
    19.00 / Main Stage
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  • Friday 7. February
    19.00 / Main Stage
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