Forskningsforum: Book launch with Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards: György Ligeti´s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque. Including a performance by Hege Høisæter, Frode Olsen and Bjarne Sakshaug, and a panel discussion on the “Death and Future of Postmodernism” with Aron Vinegar, Jon Refsdal Moe and Nanette Nielsen.

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Introduction by Stan Hawkins.


Book presentation by Peter Edwards.


Musical Interlude:

Frode Olsen has had an extensive and hugely successful international career performing at opera houses such as Deutsche Oper in Berlin, La Monnaie in Brussels, Washington Opera, Staatsoper in Hamburg and the renowned opera festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg and Glyndebourne. He has sung many of the central bass roles, including Astradamors in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, which he has sung on countless occasions. He also appears in the CD and DVD releases of the work.


Hege Høisæter is an internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano and was house soloist at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet from 2004–2016. She has performed leading mezzo soprano roles in a broad range of operatic repertoire, from Poppea, Carmen and Lulu to experimental works such as Sciarrino’s Infinito nero, and with conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandrini and Alessandro de Marchi. The Norwegian national paper Dagsavisen as described her performances of the role of Mescalina in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre as “an evil and simultaneously feisty vampire with zero physical inhibitions”.


Bjarne Sakshaug is a much sought after pianist and accompanist at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet. Among many musical interests, he specialises in contemporary music.



Panel discussion:

"The Death and Future of Postmodernism" with:

Aron Vinegar: Associate Professor in the history of art

Jon Refsdal Moe: Theatre scholar, critic and dean of the Academy of Theatre

Nanette Nielsen: Associate Professor in musicology


Refreshments will be served after the event. 

Publisert 6. okt. 2016 07:25 - Sist endret 16. nov. 2017 11:24