1 Nov 2006-16 Jan 2007. First performed at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen in 1906, this quintessentially Danish opera in three acts was composed by Carl Nielsen to a libretto by Wilhelm Amdersen. Set at the carnival the masquerade of the title Maskarade is based on the 18th-century comedy by Ludvig Holberg and tells the story of star-crossed lovers Leander and Leonora, whose love eventuually triumphs over parental interference, arranged marriages and mistaken identities. This new production directed by Kasper Bech Holten and Morgan Alling for the Copenhagen Opera features Niels Jorgen Riis and Michael Kristensen sharing the role of Leander, with Gisella Stille and Anna Rydberg as Leonora. Jeronimus, Leanders stuffy aristocratic father, is played by Stephen Milling and Christian Christiansen. The Royal Danish Orchestra is conducted by Michael Schnwandt. Set and costume design is by Marie Dali. Performed in Danish with English surtitles, Maskarade has a running time of 2 hours and 25 minutes including a 20-minute intermission. Admission Dkk575-Dkk75. Performances on 1, 4, 7, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29 Nov, 2, 7, 11 Dec & 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 16 Jan at 20.00.
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The Opera is on the island of Holmen, Ekvipagemestervej 10 DK - 1438 Copenhagen. By bus 66 or Harbour-bus, which sails straight to the Opera. Tel. +45 3369 6933 email@example.com