New Season about Love and Madness at the Danish National Opera

Program for season 2013-2014 is now available.  
Information about performers, dates, ticket prices etc. at www.jyskeopera.dk

“It is a real honor for me to lead a Danish company as respected as the Danish National Opera into the next years of its development. It is a privilege to be able to build on the legacy of the Danish National Opera and Maestro Bellincampi,” says the new director of the Danish National Opera Annilese Miskimmon, and continues: “It is a pleasure for me to present the 2013-14 season, in which the overall theme of the gripping dramas is love and madness.”

In August 2013 the Danish National Opera present the world premiere of a newly written opera by Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen – a choreographic opera based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Both singers and dancers participate in the production, which is directed by Marie Brolin-Tani. The Danish National Opera has two touring productions in the 2013-14 season: the masterpiece Kát’a Kabanová by Leoš Janáček, known as “the Czech Puccini”, and Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti, the Italian master of bel canto. Both works are being performed for the first time by the Danish National Opera, and Kát’a Kabanová, which has only been shown in a TV version in 1971, is touring for the first time in Denmark.

“Each of the two operas tells the moving story of ayoung woman mentally destroyed by the pressures that society exerts on her. These are two of the greatest operas ever written. Beautiful music harnesses huge emotion in stories with which we canall empathize,” says Annilese Miskimmon.

The season ends in August 2014 at the Concert Hall Aarhus with the Danish premiere of Massenet’s Don Quichotte, about the naïve, romantic knight who persists with his ideals amidst unrequited love and unattainable dreams. “Don Quichotte’s death scene is one of the most moving thingsin opera and a reminder that sometimes our dreams are the things that grant us a good death” says Annilese Miskimmon. Annilese Miskimmon will herself direct Kát’a Kabanová in the autumn of 2013 and Don Quichotte in August 2014.Ticket sales for the Danish National Opera’s productions at the Concert Hall Aarhus start on 24 April 2013.

Read more about performers, dates, ticket prices etc. at www.jyskeopera.dk

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Contact: 
Anne Visby Larsen, Marketing and Communication Manager, Danish National Opera,  avl@jyske-opera.dk, mobile +45 29804273

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It is a real honor for me to lead a Danish company as respected as the Danish National Opera into the next years of its development. It is a privilege to be able to build on the legacy of the Danish National Opera and Maestro Bellincampi
Annilese Miskimmon, new director of the Danish National Opera