Aarhus Sommeropera


Et nyt musikdramatisk værk af John Frandsen skabt frit efter Svend Åge Madsens roman af samme navn.

Principals 2004: Dorthe Elsebet Larsen; Nanna Hovmand; Liv Oddveig Midtmageli; Pia Schnack; Ingrid Aareskjold; Jens Krogsgaard; Jan Flemming Jensen; Bo Kristian Jensen; Jesper Mikkelsen; Lars Møller; Lars Thodberg Bertelsen; Søren Mulvad; Jens Bruno Hansen; Carl Christian Rasmussen
Principals 2002: Dorthe Elsebet Larsen; Kristina Wessman; Anne Kleinstrup; Pia Schnack; Ingrid Aareskjold; Ole Hedegaard; Jan Flemming Jensen; Bo Kristian Jensen; Jesper Mikkelsen; Jens Søndergaard; Søren Mulvad; Jens Bruno Hansen; Carl Christian Rasmussen
Principals 2000: Kerstin Petterson; Kristina Wessman; Anne Kleinstrup; Helene Gjerris; Ole Hedegaard; Robert BøgeLund Vinther; Dag Waade; Søren Mulvad
Principals 2098: Eva Hess Thaysen; Lone Rasmussen; Anne Kleinstrup; Pia Schnack; Peter Lohdal; Jan Lund; Robert BøgeLund Vinther; Hans Dueholm; Jørn Pedersen; Søren Mulvad; Carl Christian Rasmussen, Niels Pihl
Actor: Ulf Stenbjørn
Directors: Niels Pihl / Kasper Holten (1998)
Designers: Karin Seisbøll / Marie í Dali (1998)
Conductors: David Riddell / Peter Ettrup Larsen (2002)
The Danish Sinfonietta - Randers Kammerorkester

Tugt og Utugt I Mellemtiden (Vice and Virtue in the Middletime), an opera trilogy based on Svend Aage Madsen's fantasy novel, has been one of the cornerstones of Aarhus Sommeropera's repertoire in recent years. The premiere of the first part of the trilogy was in 1998 and the second part was premiered in 2000, and in the summer of 2004, Aarhus Sommeropera proudly presented the complete performance of the trilogy, including the world premiere of the third and final opera. Tugt og Utugt I Mellemtiden was subsequently nominated for a prestigious Reumert Award, the company's fourth nomination.

"Aarhus Sommeropera has now finished its impressive project: John Frandsen's Tugt og Utugt I Mellemtiden based on Svend Åge Madsens Århus-novel. It has become a refreshing, entertaining and rich performance lasting over twelve hours. A triumph." (Jyllandsposten)

"One understands the joy and relief emminating from the entire Aarhus Sommeropera company - players and officials alike - when the applause roared through the old theatre. Increasing in intensity for each round, culminating after the third, this special effort in theatre-sport, best described as "opera-marathon", was now crowned with success: the medals were won......It is simultaneously interesting, touchingly groteske, deeply serious, and full of warmth.......Aarhus Sommeropera has - against all odds - presented an immense and totally insane opera project much larger than one would think possible." (Aarhus Stiftstidende)

"And conductor David Riddell and his musicians played formidably. Clear and enchanting. In all, seven and a half hours of musikdrama , if one counts the interval in each performance......That the third part, with its 3-hour playing time did not seem one jot too long is a measure of the projects immense success." (Politiken)