In the summer of 2019, Pål Christian Eggen impressed a lot with his interpretation of the title role. We are so lucky to again, get to see this star in 2021. – Pål Christian as a talent is embracing very broadly. He combines seriousness and humor in a way that only few others can, says artistic director Ellen Horn about the choice. Eggen enchanted both the audience and critics like Peer Gynt, on the verge of perfect “dølamål” – the local dialect Peer would have spoken in real life. He himself has roots in the Gålå area, and has almost grown up in the neighboring village.
Artistic director Ellen Horn does not get full praise for Pål Christian’s role interpretation and proudly pulls up “Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen” (GD) with the review of the performance. – It still stands as my best front page, says Pål Christian. GD was not alone in the good review, and all reviewers highlighted Pål Christian Eggen’s fantastic role interpretation.
Henrik Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt”, written in 1867, is considered a masterpiece in literature, both in Norway and abroad. The play entertains and challenges readers and theater visitors all over the world.
During the Peer Gynt convention, Henrik Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt” is played at Gålå in Gudbrandsdalen, in August every year. “Teaterarenaen” is a spectacular outdoor theater / amphitheater that is idyllically located by the “Gålåvatnet” between forest and mountains in Gudbrandsdalen. This is the only stage in the world where Peer Gynt is played every single year.
Over 450,000 guests have experienced the theater since its inception in 1989.
Welcome to the Kingdom of Peer Gynt!
Directed by: Marit Moum Aune
Performing set designer: Even Børsum
Scenographic concept: Snøhetta
Choreographer: Silas Henriksen
Costume: Ingrid Nylander
Dramaturgy: Njål Helge Mjøs
Composer and sound design: Erik Hedin and Nils Petter Molvær
Lighting design: Øyvind Wangensten
Artistic director at Peer Gynt as: Ellen Horn
Producer: Peer Gynt as
– wool underwear – it always gets a little cold in the evening when the sun has set
– some good wind trousers (rain trousers in the backpack if rain has been reported)
– a sweater
– en wind jacket
– wool socks and good shoes
Good to have in your backpack (everything can also be bought in the souvenir tent at Gålå if you do not have it with you):
– sunglasses and a cap
– a good blanket
– rain poncho
– a seat pad
– mittens and a hat
Everything you need to know about the Peer Gynt performance in 2021: https://peergynt.no/alt-du-trenger-vite-om-var-nye-oppsetning-av-peer-gynt-pa-gala/
Hotel Opera in Oslo at 09:00
Hønefoss at 10:00
Jevnaker at 10:20
Gran at 10:40
Departure from Oslo at Hotel Opera at 09.00, Hønefoss at 10.00, Jevnaker kl. 10.20 and Gran at 10.40. We drive to Biri where there will be lunch at your own expense. Arrival Dalseter Høyfjellshotel approx. at 14.00. Check in. At 16.30 we will begin move towards Gålå where we will attend the awarding of this year’s Peer Gynt prize. Then we eat a 3-course dinner in “Aslaks Matsmie”. At 7.30 pm, the Peer Gynt performance will begin.
Back at the hotel, night food is served at midnight.
The next morning we first visit Vinstra and the main stage where prizes are awarded and there is a lot of great entertainment. Then the trip goes to Skåbu church. Then the trip goes back to the hotel where dinner is served at 19.00.
After breakfast we travel to Rondablikk where we will attend the annual mountain concert. We eat packed lunches before the concert.
At 13.00 there will be a “High Mountain concert” at Rondane on Kvamsfjellet, one of Norway’s most beautiful concert arenas. Here you sit on benches and enjoy tones from world-class performers. After the concert, the trip goes home with a stop for dinner at your own expense.