Event NORA – A contemporary opera
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DescriptionNora is an original, contemporary opera that premiered in Tianjin, China, in October 2014. The music, composed by award-winning female composer Du Wei, is a compelling piece with a strong accent on feminine creativity. The libretto is an adaptation of “Too Late” by internationally acclaimed playwright Jon Fosse. Nora, as well as Fosse’s Too Late, builds on the iconic character of Ibsen’s masterpiece A Doll’s House, a play that shocked the theatregoers all over the world in 1879 _ including China. From the early 20th century on, Ibsen’s heroines became a reference point for the construction of the female and feminist discourse in China. And, above them all, A Doll’s House‘s Nora. As a contemporary counterpoint to Nora, the Older Woman in Too late looks back on her life with a series of questions. Was the choice of leaving my children and husband in order to fulfil myself as a human being the right one? Did my life turn out the way i wanted and had planned for? She is in constant dialogue with her younger self, her former husband and (in dreamlike flash-forwards) also with his young new wife…the libretto has all the ingredients of a good drama. Nora has been produced in China between Beijing, Hebei and Tianjin by an international team composed of artists and members from 8 countries.
VenueTrondheim, Trondheim, Norway
First Date3rd October 2015
Primary GenreMusic Theatre
Secondary Genre
    • Opera
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490295Ekenäs, HåkanHåkan Ekenäs379ActorMan (Baritone)
490293Hong, YaoYao Hong379ActorMiddle Woman (Soprano)
490296Lemmings, ChristopherChristopher Lemmings379ActorShadow (Tenor)
490294Nteleza, LindaLinda Nteleza379ActorYoung Woman (Soprano)
490292Voje, AngelicaAngelica Voje379ActorOld Woman (Mezzo)
452400Fosse, JonJon Fosse389AdaptationLibrettist
490285Wei, DuDu Wei388Composer
490286Mikkelsen, TerjeTerje Mikkelsen395Conductor
453476Peretzki, Adriana BragaAdriana Braga Peretzki387Costume Designer
490289Guangjian, GaoGao Guangjian376DesignerStage Design
490287Jianzhou, FengFeng Jianzhou376DesignerMultimedia
490288Lin, ZhangZhang Lin376DesignerMultimedia
452624Meirik, Victoria H.Victoria H. Meirik375Director
452372Ruge, EllenEllen Ruge380Lighting Designer
426902Ibsen, HenrikHenrik Ibsen386Playwright
444388Buresund, IngerInger Buresund384Producer
490290Jakhelln Semb, KatharinaKatharina Jakhelln Semb384Producer
490291Massini, FabrizioFabrizio Massini384ProducerExecutive Producer
Première in a TourYes
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Production NationalityChina, Norway
Performance languageEnglish
Further Information80 min in one act
Event Identifier91525
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