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Summary and introduction in German and English in 2013

11.07.2013
Get a better understanding of Henrik Ibsens Peer Gynt with Edvard Griegs Music

Through the years we have had many international guests enjoying the performance by Lake Gålå. Griegs music and the nature plays an important role in the theatre play by lake Gålå, and can be appreciated regardless of your language. The themes of the play is universal, and this year we have made a booklet, where you can follow the drama, with pictures from the scenes linked to an explanation of the acts. You can either download it from this website, and read it in forehand, or bring it with you and follow the play act by act. This will give you a deeper understanding of Henrik Ibsens world drama.

INTRODUCTION IN GERMAN AND ENGLISH
If you have tickets to our Peer Gynt-performance this year, a few of our performances has an introduction in English or German. The introduction will take place by the information board next to the theatre venue.

  • Friday 2nd August at 19.30:  Introduction in German
  • Friday 9th August at 18.30:  Introduction in English
  • Saturday 10th August at 18.30:  Introduction in German


Download your summary in English or German


 

Information about the Peer Gynt Festival

15.07.2011
The first Peer Gynt Festival was held in 1928, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henrik Ibsen. Since 1967, the festival has been held every year in the beginning of August

The festival is based on the idea of a meeting between the two -  Per and Peer – and aims to give visitors a unique cultural adventure, by embracing the known and the unknown, the local and the international, as well as the traditional and contemporary. Today the festival last for 12 days and features about 40 various events on 15 different arenas. Theatre, dance, literature, concert and art exhibitions are central domains, all featured in an exciting collaboration between national and local actors, professionals and amateurs. Local tradition and fantastic scenery frame all of the events. The Peer Gynt tradition is still evolving and today it is one of the largest growing culture industries in Gudbrandsdalen. Volunteers from the valley are involved in almost every activity, and that is one of the premises behind the success of Peer Gynt (Source: A Travelers Tale, Peer Gynt as, 2006).


 

Practical information

18.07.2011
If this page does not answer your questions, please try to call 959 00 770 or mail .

How to buy tickets to the Peer Gynt Festival?

There are several ways to buy tickets

- Phone: +47 959 00 770
- www.billettservice.no/ phone: +47 815 33 133
- Our homepage: www.peergynt.no

How can I pay and collect my tickets?

That depends where and how you buy them.

If you use internet (www.billettservice.no / www.peergynt.no), you pay online.

If you call Peer Gynt AS (+47 959 00 770), there are three different ways to pay and collect your tickets. Make an agreement with our attendant.

When and where is the Peer Gynt Festival?

The Peer Gynt Festival 2012 lasts from the 1th – 12th of August. During these days there will be different events  like “Peer Gynt by Lake Gålå”, Utfor Stupet, the concert “By Rondane”, The Peer Gynt Exhibition and a free opening-show August 1th.

The Peer Gynt Festival is located in Gudbrandsdalen, with the main office at Vinstra. Our office (the Peer Gynt House) will be open every day during the festival, from 08.30 a.m – 6.00 p.m. You will see the house on your right hand side when driving from Oslo, in the first roundabout arriving Vinstra. If you are driving from Trondheim, you have to drive through the main street and the house will show up on your left hand side (next to Sødorp Gjestgivergård) in the roundabout. 

With so many different events, it can be hard to find your way around as a foreigner. To see a map of the three main arenas, click on the event. The distance is from Vinstra to the different arenas:

To Gålå (Peer Gynt by Lake Gålå and Anitras Restaurant): 18 km
To the concert "By Rondane", Rondablikk H.hotell: 24 km


 

Peer Gynt by Lake Gålå

13.07.2011
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen is Norway’s top National Drama. Edward Grieg’s music helps elevate the text dimensions to the optimal Norwegian experience. This is how Norwegians see Peer Gynt.

CAST: Dennis Storhøi (Peer Gynt), Peer Gynt Chamber Orchestra, Peer Gynt Chamber Choir and close too 100 amateur actors.
DIRECTED BY: Svein Sturla Hungnes

The idea behind the performance at Lake Gålå in Gudbrandsdalen, was to produce the play on site -, in other words where most of the story took place. Few dramas use the nature and forces of nature as their own as Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. By showing this drama outdoor in these spectacular surroundings, we wish to give our audience the feeling of seeing the original and real Peer Gynt.

Henrik Ibsen travelled through Gudbrandsdalen in Norway in 1862. On his journey, Ibsen was told about the historical figure Per from the farm Hågå in Vinstra, Gudbrandsdalen.

“It may interest you to know that Peer Gynt is a person who actually lived in Gudbrandsdalen, probably at the end of the last century or in the beginning if this century. His name is still well known to the local community…”.
Henrik Ibsen to his publisher, on August 8th 1867.

Ibsen wrote his dramatic poem in Italy the same year. On February 24th 1876, Ibsen's Peer Gynt accompanied by Edvard Grieg's music had its premiere at Christiania Theater in Oslo. The fact that Peer Gynt has become one of the greatest triumphs in the history of Norwegian drama - but also an international success, proves that the collaboration between these two giants of Norwegian art was a stroke of luck.

Gudbrandsdalen fostered the historical Per Gynt, still known to the local community in 2011. The figure served as model for Ibsen’s literary and world famous Peer Gynt. The history of the Peer Gynt Festival goes back to the early 1900’s, while Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt with the music of Edvard Grieg has been performed by Lake Gålå since 1989. It is safe to say that this has become one of the most popular and attractive theatrical performances Norway has to offer. Every year, approximately 16 000 people, including an increasing number of international visitors, visits Gålå to see Peer Gynt.

DATES:
August 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 aug 2013. 7.30PM every day.

VENUE:
Open Air Stage by Lake Gålå

PRICES:
NOK 590,-/680,- (adult) / 250,- (children) 
Discounts available for groups, DNT members and A-card holders

INTRODUCTION IN GERMAN AND ENGLISH

If you have tickets to our Peer Gynt-performance this year, a few of our performances has an introduction in English or German. The introduction will take place by the information board next to the theatre venue.

  • Friday 2nd August at 19.30:  Introduction in German
  • Friday 9th August at 18.30:  Introduction in English
  • Saturday 10th August at 18.30:  Introduction in German

Download your summary in English or German


ANITRA'S RESTAURANT
- Maroccoan restaurant by Lake Gålå. Dinner at 5.00PM, refreshments in the intermission. Late supper available for groups after the performance.

 

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