Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Received : two programme books from Copenhagen

Yesterday, I have received in the mail two programme books from the Danish Royal Opera :

- John Frandsen : Martyriet, January 28, 2017 (world première) ;
- Jake Heggie : Dead Man Walking, January 24, 2017 (new production).

The first one is a 12 pages leaflet. It contains :

- complete cast and crew ;
- synopsis ;
- three short articles on Kaj Munk and the opera.

It is entirely in Danish.

The second is 44 pages book. It contains :

- complete cast and crew ;
- synopsis ;
- several colour photos of rehearsals ;
- Making a man out of a murderer, an interview of director Orpha Phelan, by dramaturg Louise Nabe ;
- A room for forgiveness, by prison chaplain Peter Walin ;
- The death penalty in Denmark - a historical review, by historian Thomas Oldrup ;
- biographies of production team.

It is entirely bilingual Danish / English, except the biographies.

The scanned covers of the 445 programme books of contemporary operas I have in my collection are available in this flickr folder.

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